Friday, January 28, 2011

Fire is the safe place


Fire is the safe place
where monsters fear to tread,
Frankenstein's sad creature
and the living dead.

Zombies and the Morlocks
all tremble at the flame,
killer ghosts and bogeymen
and those I cannot name.

Blood-chillers warm in comfort
before the yellow blaze,
the gruesomer the better
to keep the eyes aglaze.

Such tales around the campfire
we safely to are drawn,
and pray that they are over
before the flame is gone.



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placed in Poets United Think Tank #33: Fire