Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Keeping the monsters away...

Like many of you, I imagine, I was once afraid of monsters. In the closet. Under the bed. They tended to lurk in those places you could not see from the safety of the bed. Someone taught me a prayer to say at bedtime, you know the one, "Now I lay me down to sleep..." I don't know if they meant it to be comforting but the whole "if I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take" part was really no comfort!

So, I offer up this little recitation for those like poor Cole who do see things under the bed:

Monster lurking far and near,
Your jaws of death I do not fear.
There are no children sleeping here,
So scamper off and disappear!
- from Chills and Thrills