Monster Noises

by Frank Hubeny

My foot pounds hard upon the floor.
A hand grabs on the bedroom door.
The voice says low, “The monster’s here!”
There’s scrambling feet and giggling fear.

The little one hides by her bed
And squeals because of what was said.
The big one’s bigger and she knows
It’s Daddy’s face and Daddy’s clothes.

Excitement gets a kiss tonight.
It’s time to sleep with blankets tight.
I hug them both. We say a prayer
And laugh at all the monsters there.


Linked to Imaginary Garden With Real Toads hosted by Rommy with the prompt “childhood boogeyman”.

22 Comments to “Monster Noises”

  1. I love this one! After everybody’s scary stuff, I NEEDED this one. Thank you!

  2. This one is like a whisper that keeps ringing on the ears! Nice

  3. Oh, this is the best kind of game to defuse the childhood fears. 🙂

  4. What a loving game to chase the monsters away.

    • I actually did this once or twice. I don’t think they were worried about monsters, but it was a way to let them know it is time for bed. Some people might have told them a story.

  5. A very lovable “monster”!

  6. I love this poem, Frank. Shared on twitter @bakeandwrite.

  7. Awww I love this!!❤️

  8. The best kind of monster there is…

  9. I love this too. An excellent way to sooth a child’s fears.
    Anna :o]

  10. Aw! This made me think of my kids when they were younger.

  11. tightly wrapped blankets always seems to keep us safe – that was a beautiful good night poem for child and adult!

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