Cry Sometimes late at night I'd wake up to the sounds of yelling. Teddy and I would get out of bed and go sit in my closet. The clothes and extra thick wall muffled the noise, and I cried. Sometimes in the evening While I was playing in my room, Daddy would come home drunk. He would hit my mother. Teddy and I would go sit in my closet and make believe we were far away, and I would cry. One night there was crying, my mother was hollering. Teddy and I sat in my closet. I could hear a man's voice It wasn't Daddy. This time I listened. He said Daddy had a car accident, Daddy was dead, And I didn't cry.
C. Lawry Brown's Questions:
Do the three separate instances of going into the closet set them apart enough
to make the final one stand out? Are the three lines about crying as
effective as I want them to be? I want to show that the other times she was
afraid but she isn't anymore. I have written strictly in close rhyme until
now, free verse is a new area for me, have I achieved the effect that I want