A Scare

There are noises that freeze up the blood,
There's the sound of the burglar at night
As he's picking the lock, and the thud
Of a wind-worried door I thought tight;
But there's nothing that frightens me more
Nor causes such horrible dread
As the bumpety-bump on the floor
When the baby falls out of his bed.

The coal pile may rattle and roll
As it will in its uncanny way,
But I keep my nerves under control.
The neighbor's pet canine may bay
At the moon, and I merely turn o'er,
But I lose absolutely my head
At that bumpety-bump on the floor
When the baby falls out of his bed.

A shot may ring out in the street,
And 'murder' a woman may yell;
I may listen to scurrying feet
But I handle myself rather well.
A dark house I'll even explore,
But my heart stops as though I were dead
At that bumpety-bump on the floor
When the baby falls out of his bed.

I know that the old mothers say
That once every baby must fall,
That they seldom are hurt in that way
And really don't mind it at all;
But still terror closes each pore
And my hair stands up straight on my head
At that bumpety-bump on the floor
When the baby falls out of his bed.

by Edgar Albert Guest

Comments (3)

Religion is up the creek without a paddle...... Its s wolf in sheeps clothing...... Control is religion.... 55 minutes ago by Beach Girl | Reply
bill williams xWhy? Because religion is manufactured to control the minds of simpletons. Now, in the information age, people are not so easily deceived. The only thing religion has left is echoes of fear from the past. 32 minutes ago by bill williams | Reply
The religion is to be protected Rather than God's name is to be activated Whether you worship or not, he is there to bless Why are we demeaning the holy religion on the earth's surface?