Jumping to Conclusions (IP)
He thought he saw – and told his friends –
a floating, waving ghost.
They looked themselves and saw it was
washed clothes caught round a post.
He thought he saw – the kids he scared –
a flying witch and broom.
Next night he saw how he’d been duped
– eyes tricked by light of moon.
He thought he heard words critical,
and shouted wildly back,
if he the scene could have replayed,
there had been no attack.
He thought he saw a UFO,
but others disagreed,
for they saw but a phantom sun,
– mistake he’d not concede.
He thought he saw a monster rise,
up from the lake at night,
it sank again, he didn’t know
a prankster planned that sight.
He thought his friend betrayed his trust,
and swore and wouldn’t stay:
another’d overheard and told
– his haste led him astray.