THE BOOGEY MAN
It’s night and the lights are out
Teddy Bear, pleeasse hold my hand
Hide beneath the covers
SSSH – don’t make a noise
Be very still
We mustn’t let the Boogey Man know that we’re here
or he’ll come and touch me in a horrible way
you’re my bestest friend
Did I do something wrong?
He’s back and it smells like he’s been naughty
He’s stolen Daddy’s aftershave again.
PS: Originally, Teddy Bear was ‘Raggedy Anne’, a stuffed toy metaphor of the little girl. But with bears having become synonymous with child abuse therapy, i changed it.