Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Creepy Old House--By Shirley Smothers--United States

The Creepy Old House

In a creepy old house I found a creepy old doll.
I bent to pick it up and boy did I take a fall.
I stood up had a lump on my head, but otherwise alright.
I looked out the window, day had turned to night.
I looked and looked but did not find the doll.
I turned to leave and there it was hanging by it’s neck against the wall.
It’s creepy smile seemed to say, “Come and play with me my friend.
We can play forever without any end.”
To get out of this house I ran for the door.
But there was no way out it wasn’t there anymore.
Through a window I threw a heavy bust.
The window smashed and there was a ton of dust.
I looked out the window we seemed to be floating in air
I said “No, no this just isn’t fair!”
I felt a hand upon my shoulder, I let out a scream.
I heard someone say, “Wake up honey your having a dream.”
I opened my eyes to see my husbands concerned face.
I breathed a sigh of relief, I was in a safe place.
I heard My husband say, “Go back to sleep my friend,
then you can play forever without any end.”

Shirley Smothers is a poet. A few of her poems have appeared in Lone Stars Magazine, The Poets Art, and The Poetry Explosion Newsletter.


  1. Thanks for a great poem and reminder to me that dreams can not only be scary but funny at the same time. I love to interpret dreams my own. I can always find a message for me in them, especially if it is vivid. If I am really interested in discovering the meaning of a particular dream God helps me do it.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. The dream was short. I picked up a doll it talked. I threw it and ran. End of dream. LOL!

  2. Dear Shirley -

    The creepy old house just made the hairs on my arms stand up. What relief a husband's hand on your shoulder can bring. I hope that creepy doll never comes to you again.


    1. P.S.

      Forgot to say - the word "creepy" is perfect here.

    2. Sometimes my husband laughs at my scary dreams. I say "Thanks a lot!"
      Thank you for your nice comments.


  3. Dear Shirley,

    Thank you so much for all the comments you left for other writers today. It's writers like you that make Whispers possible. What a blessing you are.