A Beastly Bark

I am currently working with sonnets in my composition class and came up with this example today in class:
Behind the borrowed house I heard a bark

The scene released a fear in me throughout

The darkness droned through sounds that lit a spark

I know not how I ever felt such doubt

And as the creature came around the bend

It glared through glass as clear to me today

I froze and fumbled for my furry friend

A cat or rat or something to dismay

But once I saw the "beast" to take my life

I found a friend whose fear of me just waned

We sat to chat to comfort our own strife

And pals became our title to sustain

The moral of this story should be clear

That fear can hinder those who hold it dear