Lights out by Elaine Ridgeway
Home at night
All on my own
House is quiet now
Into bed, wiped out
Turn the lights out.
Noises, Wake me from my slumber
Frozen stiff in my bed
What was that? Could it be an alley cat?
Better check it out, stop hiding under the bedspread.
I walk to the door
Searching for the light
Lights go on, can’t hear noise no more
Lights go out, I walk across the floor.
Try to sleep, voices nearby disturbing me
Is someone breaking in?
Hide behind the door
Lights on, my heart is racing
Back under the duvet
Feels like I’m being watched
It’s that clown, in the bedroom chair
How did it get there?
I check the house
Doors and windows locked
Grab that clown, put it in its box
Go downstairs, lock it in the shed
Lights out, finally, back to bed.