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The Quest- (the sequel)

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Mike
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0 posted 10-15-1999 06:15 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Please listen one and listen all,
Another tale to you enthrall,
But this time I am much older,
I am eight and so much bolder.

I'll make my break in light of day,
Just ask my Mom, can I go play?
But first things first, I eat a snack,
Then out the door, I don't look back.

My plan's afoot and so I am,
I haven't wings, I cannot fly,
I'd ride my bike, but tire is flat,
Hope I avoid, that gol' durn cat.

Into the world, I must explore,
On down the block, then hear a door,
"Come in now Mike," my mother calls,
Upon deaf ears her pleading falls.

I start to run, I make my break,
Adventure's thirst, I'll surely slake,
And then I reach the avenue,
Is a problem, I'd not thought through.

I turn around, to home I slink,
Boy was I dumb, I did not think,
Into the house, in sad defeat,
For I'd forgot, can't cross the street.

The Lion

Please listen one and listen all,
An epic tale as I recall,
To weak of heart I bid adieu,
As I commence my ode to you.

When I was six, or maybe younger,
Deep down inside, I felt a hunger,
To see the world, to set my sail,
As to my quest, I would not fail.

I planned escape at dawn's first light,
For still afraid the dark of night,
With stealth I crept by parent's door,
I jumped in fear, was 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 counter top.

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 in 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 doors 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 Mike (edited 10-15-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 10-15-1999 06:45 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I enjoyed this story or memory.

How brave you were
with little feet,
silently creeping
to the street
to find there was
no crossing guard
just mom's last words,
"don't leave the yard."

Watcher666
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2 posted 10-15-1999 06:52 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Excellent tale.I liked this much!!

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Mike
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3 posted 10-15-1999 11:02 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you both for the gracious comments.
Denise
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4 posted 10-16-1999 03:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Mike, these are simply adoreable! Oh, how I long for the innocence of childhood again! Kinds are such sweeties, aren't they?!

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5 posted 10-18-1999 07:51 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Did you ever get past the corner?
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6 posted 10-18-1999 11:05 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

All of my friends and both of my siblings tried to run away from home... I never did. It wasn't contentment (my mother helped the others pack! LOL)... just the knowledge that I lived a long way from anywhere! LOL. But I still appreciate the tales... well done!
 
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