Molly writes under the pen name M. Allman. If you would like to read more of her work, you can find her books on Amazon Kindle.
They are the flashlight soldiers,
And always come prepared
With pockets bulging with batteries
And the vow "to not get scared."
They hunt beneath a moonlit sky
Creatures that lurk in the dark
Neutralizing them with their light beam
to banish them from the park.
The hunt continues for many hours
Until the night air carries their name
Halfheartedly, they say their goodbyes
Agreeing tomorrow, they'll continue the game.
Once inside they brush their teeth,
While protesting their bedtime, they yawn.
The cool night air lulls them to sleep
As night creatures lurk upon the lawn.
Molly Smith (author) from Indiana on April 11, 2018:
Thank you both. :)
Lori Colbo from United States on April 10, 2018:
I agree with Larry, you are a great poet.
Larry W Fish from Raleigh on April 10, 2018:
You have an amazing talent in the way you make the words flow, Molly.