Flashlight Soldiers

Updated on April 10, 2018
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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.


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      Molly Smith 11 days ago from Indiana

      Thank you both. :)

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      Lori Colbo 11 days ago from Pacific Northwest

      I agree with Larry, you are a great poet.

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      Larry W Fish 12 days ago from Raleigh

      You have an amazing talent in the way you make the words flow, Molly.