It was a dark and stormy night that October 29th!
Not the moon, nor stars would twinkle with their light!
The lightening streaked across the sky,
While the BIG, BLACK clouds went rushing by.
In the distance, the thunder clapped,
As the horses hooves went clickety-clack.
For the storm was close, I ad no doubt!
Then all of a sudden, the lightening struck,
It hit a tree and split the trunk!
The horses were scared and started to run,
From side to side the wagon swung!
Out of the wagon I was thrown,
Landing in a heap, I was alone.
Up I sat and looked around,
Nothing familiar was to be found!
Cautiously I walked, looking around, straining my eyes to see,
Rain was pounding harder and the wind blew against me!
Then, as the lightening flashed again, I saw it standing there!
It was BIG, UGLY, ARMS OUT-STRETCHED, REACHING IN THE AIR!
I screamed and ran as fast as I could, running through the trees!
All at once, it got me! Wrapping its fingers around my foot, and yanking me off my feet!
The last thing I remember as I fell upon the ground,
Was the rain upon my face, then blackness all around!
I awoke sometime later, with the sun upon my face,
Looking around and finding out that everything's in place.
The fingers that had grabbed me and yanked me off my feet,
Was nothing more than ivy, growing in the heat!
The Monster that was standing there beside the road last night,
Was only Mr. Scarecrow waving his arms with all his might!
So just remember, when the thunder rolls and the lightening strikes,
Don't let your imagination put you in a fright!
Author: Donna Troxell