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I write what I feel…




My mouth was dry, I could not speak
I shook all over like a leaf
Hands a-shake and legs like jelly
I walked with knees that were quite wobbly.

Quavering like a geriatric
(I know I’m old, but I’m not there yet),
I raised the phone to call for help,
And help arrived, I’m pleased to say,
Within the shortest time that day.

They had a look around the house,
Took statements in their little books
Then climbed back slowly in their van
And drove away with sombre looks.

Months went by without a word
And I thought that we’d hear no more
Until one evening they came back
With the culprit, cuffed secure!

Photo: Fotosearch


Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

10 thoughts on “Panic

  1. This happened adee?
    Too terrifying!


  2. having someone break into your house is terrifying…suh a violation. have had two, both while i was home…shivers. nice rhyme scheme…


    • I walked in on the guy! Fortunately kept my wits about me, told him to get out and, after he did, went to pieces. You are right, it is a violation.


  3. If this had happened now the poem would have been a fantasy one!


  4. Brings back memories of my Marmee being attacked in our home 😦
    I can imagine how terrified you must have been.


  5. I hope your Marmee wasn’t hurt! xxx


  6. Oooh! I can’t imagine it…that’s terrifying. At least there was some resolution for you when your BadGuy was apprehended.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and taking the time to comment, as well. 🙂



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