Please listen one and listen all
An epic tale as I recall
To weak of heart I bid adieu
For now commence my ode to you.
When I was six, or maybe younger
Down deep inside, I felt a hunger
To see the world, to set my sail
As to my quest, I would not fail.
I planned escape for dawn's first light
For still afraid the dark of night
With stealth I crept by parent's door
I jumped in fear, twas just Dad's snore.
On down the hall to living room
I did not know what terrors loom
I crouched in fear, TICK TOCK TICK TOCK
I sighed relief, just mantle's clock.
Then in search of bread and jelly
I could not leave on empty belly
O' would it cease, this hunger stop
I could not reach the countertop.
My plan awry, I forged ahead
No turning back, once left my bed
With firm resolve, I left the house
As quiet as a churchyard mouse.
Across the lawn, to fence out back
Prepared to face unknown attack
What evils lurked? I must beware
Behind the shed in jungle there.
Amidst the leaves, I heard a sound
It was a lion! My heart did pound.
With razor teeth and claws of steel
A certain death, what pain I'd feel.
What could I do? I had no gun
My only course, turn tail and run
Back in the house and down the hall
With panting breath, on bed did fall.
Then down the hall, I heard a door
Was Mom and Dad, they slept no more
I heard Mom say, "Now what was that?"
"Oh, back door's open, was just the cat."
My ode is over, and I must go
My tale of danger, my tale of woe
It is finished, the lesson heed
To all of you, goodbye, Godspeed.
[This message has been edited by Tim (edited 06-09-99).]