I run to you for comfort when you walk in the door
I am afraid to let go of your hand when we walk down the street
I trip and look at you in fear hoping you will help me up
You help me up and brush me off with gentle hands
They’re for me in my time of need to wipe away my tears
Later we go home to eat my favorite dish
You ask me gently and oh so nicely to clear away the grime
A smash a crash a scream of fright
My eyes meet yours waiting for the moment
You laugh and smile and help me find the pieces
Story time sweet story time my world among the clouds
I zoom, I honk, I shake hands with Dr Seuss
My eyes slowly close as I fight against the weight
I know what comes in the middle of the night
The closet door is closed my night-light shining bright
None of this a shield against what comes in the middle of the night
A bang a shout I know I have lost the fight
Somewhere some how my eyes had lost there sight
The world among the clouds vanishes from my thoughts
A world of thunder clouds and lightning
Quick think fast what can I do, where can I go?
Thought ends with a crack no room to think no time to run
Standing in the door the thing that comes in the night
What does he know?
The dish, my Pants?
Does it really matter in the end the creature never cares
Why oh why I ask myself am I so bad
Why can the hand that starts to reach for me be not a fist to strike?
The person I once looked up and smiled when I saw
His name upon my lips my great and glorious DAD