In the dark of night
I could hear it's growl.
I heed the warning,
they sounded the alarm.
A flash of light,then stillness.
Candles burning across the room
as fear trembles inside.
Would daylight come and fade away
the nightmare that draws near, dawn approaches.
A sickness fills my soul
as I sit and wait, cowering
in the flickering light.
The winds outside toss violently around
like banshees in search of their next victim.
I wait,praying with every breath, I wait.
It stops, gone from this place,
I emerge from my safety.
Danger has passed for now.