Daily Prompt:  Flee

I was just getting up, not quite awake

When the front door started to shake.

Sitting on the edge of the bed I just listened

So early the moonlight still glistened

Through the cracks in the blinds

I tried to clear my mind.

What could be making all this prattle

The door on loose hinges started to rattle

A delivered package? From the bed I rose

They did not read my note, I suppose.

I left a note on the door you see

To leave any parcels for delivery

There on the outside of my door

Cause answering quickly is a hard chore.

After some scraping, thumping, and thuds

I heard a voice say “Hey, what’s up, Bud”?

I froze on the spot

Who could that be, what?

“Hey, you changed things in here quite a lot”

I sat very still, while the guy had a thought.

“Oh, my god, I am sorry!, Oh, my god, oh my god”.

You’d think I’d be nervous and scared

For this strange guest I was not prepared.

I stayed in my room, quiet as a mouse

Since no light was on it was dark in my house.

“Oh, my god, I’m so sorry, I thought this was Dave’s!”

Trying to be quiet while laughing I craved

The intruder kept saying how sorry he was

Then shuffled and mumbled, at the door he paused.

“Sorry again, I, uh, please forgive me”

I heard his footsteps as out he did flee.

True story!

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13 thoughts on “Daily Prompt:  Flee

  1. I once did that. Got off at the wrong floor and walked straight in on some stranger drinking OJ. Man, was he pissed! On my way out as I apologized; I said … “well the door, was unlocked” … Cheers Jamie

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