2 a.m. by Shantelle ‘Elle’ McLin

Something is kind of beautiful

About late night hours

The wind howling

The windows shaking

And all that breeze tapping on the pane


Something is kind of beautiful

About the night

And though I resist rest

As I detest that lay with the bed

I love my peaceful time


Something is quite beautiful

About 2 a.m.

When dreams are featured

And painted in time

I know I love my “me” time


And you know…

As time floats

I resist looking at my watch

Or checking on the clock

Wanting to be frozen in the moment


Something is oh so sweet

And quite unique

About the sounds of this house

The floor squeaks

And the musical droplets in the sink


No dogs barking

No kid’s squawking

It’s just me and the night

As I resist all fight

Just to face this calming peace


It’s beautiful this wee hour

The steaming radiators,

Humming noises,

Wind howling

And I, just typing away at 2 in the morning


© Shantelle ‘Elle’ McLin

Beyond Nursery Rhymes










Excerpt from the book Beyond Nursery Rhymes; Real Life Tales

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Elle About the Author

Recreational writing began for this author at the age of 9 in journal formatting.  Her creativeness was sparked in Middle school during a notable visit to the library with her best friend. With an outdated range of selections, she instantly identified with the poets’ generations before her; she had found her outlet. While facing great personal difficulties, Elle treated poetry as a feel-good remedy to her melancholic episodes. This would become freeing to a young and timid adolescent, as she discovered her voice. Writing would become a soother and her pen, a microphone to express her challenges.

Visit Elle’s Author Page At www.ctupublishinggroup.com/shantelle-elle-mclin.html

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