Insect Dreams: A Poem

The roar of an insect army invades my sleep

Marching upon the roof in lockstep

The vaporous hordes attack my home with icy droplets

With reinforcements pelting the window glass

To wax and wane on the ever-changing wind

Until the Light Brigade breaks through

And the battalion recedes to a horizon

In need of an aqueous militia.


A teacher, Laurie Woodward is the author of  several novels including Forest Secrets, and the fantasy series The Artania ChroniclesShe also cowrote Dean and JoJoThe Dolphin Legacy and was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes her novels on the Central Coast of California.