I asked my mom for four slices of bread,
So I could avoid going to bed.
Because going to bed fills me with dread!
"Enough bread, it's time for bed!" Mom said.
"Please, please, pe-lease. Five more minutes," I pled.
"I won't eat more bread. Let's read instead!"
My mom didn't listen to my sorrowful and heartfelt pleas.
I landed in my room faster than I could say my ABC's.
Inside my bedroom, I turned on three nightlights.
The dark gives me such a terrible fright.
Because a bad shark comes out at night.
I tried to sneak out of my bedroom.
But I was thwarted by the hallway broom!
I tripped and it fell with a loud BOOM.
My mom leapt out of her room--a surprise attack!
She took my hand and marched me back.
Under my bed, two eyes glared up at me.
I sank in my covers feeling smaller than a flea.
I'd swim across the big ocean to flee.
I hate, hate, hate scary bedroom sharks.
I wish mine would go and live under a bench in the park.
Then I wouldn't be so afraid of the dark.
I looked out my window at the bright stars outside.
I wish I could glide in their light in the countryside.
One red button appeared on my nightstand.
Enough is enough! I took my stand.
I hit the button with both of my hands.
My bed began to rumble and shake,
It started to tilt, steam and quake.
I pinched myself to make sure I was awake.
My bed lifted off the ground like a spaceship,
I gripped my bed tight, ready for a wild trip!
"Blast off!" I said, and prepared to fly.
My bed and I shot up high into the sky.
I waved to my house and shouted, "Goodbye!"
My spaceship was faster than bikes and cars.
In seconds I could touch comets and stars.
I even touched the surface of Mars!
Out in space, the dark wasn't bad,
It actually pretty and rad.
The dark helped me see the planets and stars.
I discovered my favorite planet is definitely Mars.
It's the perfect spot for bumper cars.
"Grrr," came a noise from under my bed.
I felt sick, and my face paled from dread.
"No bad sharks allowed! Go away," I pled.
How did the shark get all the way up here?
I snuck a peek under the bed and jumped in fear!
The shark clung to the bottom of my bed,
Swinging by a thin, dangling thread.
I swallowed my fear and went ahead.
I grabbed her slippery fins with my bare hands.
The shark was heavier than I ever planned.
With a hard tug and pull, we both crash landed
On my fluffy pillows, almost falling off.
I stared at the shark, it was a standoff.
Then the shark gave me a big slimy hug,
And a, 'thanks bunches for saving me' mug.
The bed flew us back home, while we sat snug,
On my pillows, drinking tasty tea.
I was happier than a bumble bee!
Once we landed in my room, the shark
Plopped, flopped and squished back under my bed.
Now, when I come to bed, I don't feel dread,
I'm ready to go to bed at bedtime.
Because at eight when the clock dings then chimes,
Sharky flops up on my bed and it's space-time!
We visit new galaxies every night.
And we bask in their colorful starlight.
Our night flights are a wonderful delight!
We're the bestest space buddies! And it's grand,
Getting to explore this starry wonderland.
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