Duke Southard

Author, Educator, Lecturer

The Burns’s House-May 9-10, 2009

With no comment, here is a poem, submitted and published anonymously but with permission, about the state of Stacey Burns’s house the night she was murdered.

‘Find Me In The Dark’.
I sleep up stairs, over here in this room towards the back of the house
Just come on in … up the stairs.
Don’t worry I probably won’t hear you
Nor will the 6 children sleeping over, this evening
2 – sleeping in our third floor bedroom / 4 sleeping in the center – middle section of the house 
If only my angels were here, with me tonight
If you get here when the music is playing, no one should hear you.
After all …They will be to busy, right.
Oh, did I tell you I am a heavy sleeper!
No …I don’t lock the front door, and you already know the lay out of our home.
In fact …I bet you could navigate this home in the Dark if you had to !
I don’t think you will even surprise anyone, even if they were in my bedroom talking to me
But, If you are able to wait until the right time.
I would be alone in my bedroom and you could surprise me !
You know …Not just anyone would know how to ‘Find Me In The Dark’. 
Now remember …If I were to drink to much, I may be a heavy sleeper
And Hey …From time to time I may take a sleeping aid so I just might not hear you, so wake me !
Our Home has always been open to friends and family.
Did I mention that I am having a sleep over this evening ( 6 young ambitious children )!!
We will have to make sure that the bedroom door is secure …So we don’t have any embarrassing moments.
What a great time Saturday evening, watching a movie
Time for bed now …So perhaps I will see you in the morning
Hey I was just thinking …If you were to sleep over and leave early
No one would know you are here.
No one would know that, with you here it would be a 7 Person Sleep Over It would be surprisingly difficult to navigate a 7 person sleep over 
What a surprise someone will have if they came to visit us this evening Especially In The Dark.
You know …there could be Kids All over the house. 
Sleeping on the floor, Sleeping on the couch, Sleeping up stairs
Coming into my bedroom at any time of the night.
I mean just think of All The Possibilities with 6 or 7 person sleep over 
To the untrained eye …It would be extremely difficult to have any privacy 
Unless someone really knew to wait until things settle down for the evening.
But I guess to accomplish that …one would need to know about the 6 or 7 person sleep over, and
when everyone was in their ‘Out Of The Way’ respective places for the evening Third Floor / Living room area 
Well …Look’s like it’s going to be a cool May night, perhaps an Extra Blanket, ( Don’t You Think )
‘Find Me In The Dark’  or  ‘I’ll See You In The Morning’. 
 Again, this is one person’s view of what the house may have been like that night. Certainly, it contains some “food for thought.”
Duke

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