Author Krista Tibbs

Fiction and Art: Keara the Mischievous Angel

In Original Fiction on December 7, 2012 at 7:22 pm
The following poem was created one day as part of the Bill Counts October Game, in which I participated along with the artist Jill Lorraine Turpin. All of the participants created a complete work every day in October in recognition of the late Bill Counts. I am so pleased that my little poem inspired this drawing, because I have become a big fan of Ms. Turpin’s work! See more at

Keara the Mischievous Angel

Do you ever hear things clunk around in the night,
That make you pull up all the covers in fright?
Well don’t be afraid, it’s not monsters down there;
It’s just Keara, the angel with curly pink hair!

That sound was just her trying to catch a dust bunny.
She can’t help but chase them; she thinks they are funny.
They bounce all around going every which way,
And it’s rude to refuse when they ask her to play!

So Keara just followed one under your bed,
And she didn’t watch out, so she bumped her bright head.
She’s sitting still now, just holding her breath;
She’d feel pretty bad if she scared you to death.

So what is she doing in your room anyway?
She’s been sent here to guard you in sleep every day.
But she gets kind of restless–your snoring is boring–
So Keara the mischievous soul goes exploring!

She tries to be quiet when she goes off to play,
But sometimes she just gets carried away.
After all, those stuffed animals look so silly,
And the clothes in the dryer tumble all willy-nilly.

But she knows of the job she was sent here to do,
So she’ll stop in mid-mischief if you ask her to.
When you have a bad dream, she’ll sit by your bed,
And put visions of happiness back in your head.

Being an angel is what Keara likes best,
When she protects you, and you get a good rest.
So forgive her mischief, ‘cause she really does care;
It’s just hard to be good all the time with pink hair!


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