I wrote the following as a nightly post on facebook. I post a good night message of some sort every night and this was last night's offering.
Who! who! cries the owl
swooping, wings silent in the night
alone he circles, watching, waiting
as the moon's silver light
catches the gleam in his eye
his talons gleam in the night
wise and ancient his lore and his task
for he is the keeper
of your nightmares
he is the antithesis of your dreams
but fear not, for this night,
he keeps the dark for himself
that you may dream of
happy things, of daytime things
hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it.