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Dayton O'Donnell
Jun 6 · 1 min read

I love to listen to a windy night,

Shaking the house all around.

Why then are people so scared?

After all, it’s just some silly sounds.

Life is full of scary peaks and valleys

Like some frightening carnival ride.

Taking time away in chips and chunks

Moving along, setting you aside.

Scary things like lightning and sharks

Or some monsters under your bed

Steal your mind away from silly things

Like taxes, or what happens when you’re dead.

But when I listen to a windy night

I only hear my house bow and bend.

All I have to do is sit and listen

And not think of any kind of end.

Dayton O'Donnell

Originally published at on June 6, 2019.

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