Alessandra Liverani

Rookie - 13 Points (Wollongong, Australia)

Scared Stiff - Poem by Alessandra Liverani

Have you ever been scared out of your wits
And screamed and screamed and screamed
For example, you thought a man was lurking in the back of car
But it all turned out to be a bad dream

Noone heard you screaming all alone
In the dark street at night
Noone responded to your call
That you had received one hell of a fright

Even when you found that there was no man there
You were still a little bit miffed
That noone had come rushing out of their house
To see if somebody needed to be biffed

But some time later you could see
That there was a funny side to it
All that screaming, all in vain
At least you safely got through it

A smoker's life is spent in fear
Of their nicotine level going too low
The fear is real, but it is upside down
Of being too high is how it should go

But if you can see the funny side
Instead of anxiety, pain and grief
You might have a laugh at yourself
And give those things up in relief

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 30, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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