Walking the streets when darkness prevails,
And evil lurks around in sinister ways,
Even goodness seems shut up,
Secure behind closed doors!!
Through the quiet streets,
Snarling and muttering aloud,
At the strange sounds of his feet!
Murder seems to sneak around,
Intents hidden in normal tones,
Guns and knives unseen!
Thievery slides in suddenly close,
To rip off the heavy purse,
And strip off the precious things,
That you have slogged to have….
The cheat swaggers on the street,
Having had his fill,
While the poor wife awaits him,
With a steak still warm on the grill!
Too close for any comfort,
He whispers in a hoarse voice,
Asks why I am alone…
Can he accompany me,
And be my chaperone,
My Walk now turns into a jog,
And he is close behind!
I break into a steady run
My elbow, he does find!
Turns me around and glares at me,
His hand on my throat!
Breaking out in cold sweat,
Eyes fly open and I see,
That I am in my bed!
Still shaking but now comforted,
Pale face slowly turning red,
Knowing it is just a dream,
I am laughing now instead!!