‘Night Light’ by Deron Ash The Society December 31, 2012 Poetry 1 Comment When creepies crawl across my room, And slitherings slink down to consume Me tucked away beneath my covers, Peering out at what might hover Above my bed with claws exposed, How, then, do I stay composed? Because I know that little light, My bright protecting, shining knight, Shatters the dark as it softly glows And scatters untamed fiends and foes, Keeping dragons well at bay, And chasing demon beasts away. Deron Ash: I have been an informal educator for twelve years working at children’s museums, science centers and nature centers where I develop exhibits and programming for primary to middle school students. In the past few years, I’ve turned to writing poetry and children’s stories relying largely on the wonderful and humorous experiences I’ve had with children, including my own three boys. This poem is among the entries for the Society of Classical Poets’ 2012 Poetry Competition. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Bright Light Pillow January 25, 2013 Thanks for sharing this poem, it seems to express the feelings of an innocent child alone in the bedroom. Lovely post. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.