Wednesday, 17 April 2013


I heard a sound
I felt the ground vibrate
I was alone
I was afraid
It was dark
Dark as black
No one near
Perspiration covered
Shaking hands
I stared into the darkness
I could see black
I saw nothing
I heard the trees move
I looked out through my window
I saw nothing
I heard the sound again
It sounded like an animal in pain
I heard the sound again
I was really scared
And then I heard a roar
“A roar?!”
Are you kidding me?
Now I panicked
A lion in a city?
A wild animal?
I felt the warm liquid drip down my legs
The stench of fresh urine filled the room
I heard the roar again
There were two animals
One was in pain
One was in charge
The roar was now louder
I heard it right outside my window
I couldn’t bear it anymore
I screamed in fear
And tried to run
Far away…away from the window
And then I fell
Off my bed and on the floor
I hit the ground hard!
I looked around in confusion
My kid sis was watching a movie
A familiar animated movie
The Lion King!
I sighed in relief
It was all a dream!
I was awake now
Safe from my nightmares
Away from the horror
What a relief!

By Sylvia Chika

© SylviaChika 2013

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