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Steady Eddie - Part 3
 
The water started lapping,
up to Eddie's ledge.
His strength, the cold was sapping,
he had to gain an edge.

Into the dark beyond,
Eddie started crawling.
He formed a private bond,
preventing fear from calling.

'Okay my friend, the cave,
it's down to me and you.
My life we're going to save,
we're gonna see this through.'

He chatted as he tried,
to feel his way along.
His courage not denied,
determined now, and strong.

'You speak to us lord God,
in all our daily lives.
Of this creature, don't get shod,
as to save himself he tries...'

Ed thought about the beach,
and where he'd left his pack.
Perhaps washed out of reach,
or would it be brought back?

In it was his flask,
his notepad, and his pen.
He'd set himself a task,
to start his life again.

He'd written of how hurt,
and lost he felt at school.
His folk's replies were curt,
'Wise up...you silly fool.'

Support he'd never had,
from either of his folks.
It made young Ed feel sad,
his worries turned to jokes.

'When my pack is found,
floating in the sea.
And I cannot be found,
will they then feel free?'

Ed found himself just talking,
both to God and cave.
Still no space for walking,
but now, no tide or wave...

'My life has felt like time,
in a bottle...like a ship.
From it, hard to climb,
or from it's bindings slip.'

'I have three younger brothers,
and two sisters too.
My parents love the others,
what am I to do?'

More lively...that, they like,
well that just isn't me.
I'd rather ride my bike,
and spend a day just free.

'Although I am the oldest,
I am very quiet.
Really not the boldest,
if new...I'm last to try it.'

'I read and write and worry,
about my future life.
Not in any hurry,
for children or a wife.'

'Of adventure I've had dreams,
and starting by myself.
I might be found it seems,
dead here on this shelf...'

'I know if I could go,
on crawling underground.
By morning light's first glow,
a way out I'll have found.'

'Now, gone are times of crying,
feelings of self-pity.
I'm gonna go on trying,
this is the nitty gritty...'

He couldn't take much more,
determined as he was.
Exhausted to the core,
he curled up with just cause...

* * *
to be continued...

Written for:
All Stars
Host: MsJewel
Phrase: if I could...

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Host: Morning Song
Phrase: 'speak to us

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Host: Viking Butterfly
Phrase: time in a bottle

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Host: Blind Poet
Theme: hope

By Tomfoollery

© 2010 Tomfoollery (All rights reserved)

 

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