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The rabbit…a short story poem

Boho, Bohemian, Nature, Forest, Animal

the small rabbit
stopped and listened
something was different
it was too quiet
too…
she wasn’t sure
what the right word was
to describe what she was sensing
she just knew
that change was coming
she only hoped
it was for the better

 

Illustration:  Pixabay

Runaway…a story poem

Keywords, Old-Fashioned, Child

Devin was unhappy
he wanted to see the world
but his parents
said they had to work
and couldn’t travel
all the time
even though they wanted to
they took him to the beach
and to the amusement park
but they never went to
Egypt
or London
or Africa
where the elephants lived
so one day
Devin packed what was important to him
in his suitcase
grabbed his stuffed rabbit
and left the house
while his mother was making
dinner
he had four dollars
in his pocket
but had no idea
if that was enough
to get him to Africa
where the elephants lived
he saw a bus and asked
the driver if he went to Africa
the driver smiled at hiim
and told him to go home
since he couldn’t get to Africa
from where he was
and he wasn’t sure
where the elephants were either
since he had never been to Africa
after asking a lot of people walking by
Devin realized that it wasn’t that easy
to get anywhere at all
no one he spoke to
even knew where Africa was
and no one knew where he could
find elephants walking around in
America either
this was an eye opening experience
for Devin
he realized that people didn’t
know very much at all
so he sat on a bench
and thought about his options
after twenty minutes
he was cold
lost
and hungry
he wondered what his parents
were having for dinner
it was then that he decided
to postpone his trip
and do some research
before he set off again
so he went home
unpacked
put his rabbit back on the bed
and went down to the kitchen
his mother smiled at him
and handed him two carrots
one for him
and one for his rabbit
she told him he looked cold
and asked if he had opened his
bedroom window
he told her that he didn’t open his window
he went looking
for Africa and the elephants
she laughed
kissed him
and told him to wash his hands
since dinner was ready
as he walked away
he realized that no one
really knew what was going on
with anyone else
and that was something
he would have to think about
maybe he could figure it out
on his way to Africa
perhaps the elephants
would be able to tell him
why everything was
so crazy
he felt better
now that he had a plan
and he was happy
since they were having
mac and cheese for dinner
so he tucked the second carrot
into his pocket
wiped his hands on his pants
and sat down in his chair
wondering if elephants
liked noodles

 

Photo: Pixabay

A Christmas story…

christmas village wallpaper

the town was all sparkly
covered with snow
the fairies were happy
their eyes all aglow
the humans are playing
they don’t know that we’re here
so maybe we’ll fool them
and steal their cheer
a cat over heard them
he smiled with glee
he’d hang them as ornaments
on his person’s tree
so he crouched
and he wiggled
his excitement
was high
he grinned at a fairy
looked him right in the eye
I won’t let you ruin Christmas
he said
smacking his lips
cats rule this world
so I’ll give you a tip
go back to your own land
if you’re going to be mean
or I’ll get all my friends
and we’ll make quite a scene
the fairies were angry
as was their way
but finally gave in
said they wanted to stay
okay
said the cat
but just so you know
I’ll be looking at you
wherever you go
the fairies all nodded
and danced
dropping dust
we’re going to play
the cat said
if you must
and that’s how
the fairies and cats
play each year
but please keep their secret
they don’t want humans
to hear

 

 

Photo:  Roberto Nickson
Unsplash

Pumpkins…

Halloween, Jack O' Lanterns, Pumpkins

the pumpkins
live in a small dapartment
just outside a big city
right where the last building
meets the country
they know today is
Halloween
and have been
shining their lights
on and off
for over a week
there’s a party tonight
so watch for the glow
in the windows
if you drive by
an abandoned
two-flat
at the end of town
but be warned
if you’re tempted
to go inside
DON’T
pumpkins
like people
aren’t always
what they seem to be

 

Picture:  Pixabay

The Lonely Lizard Jazz Club…a poem

man playing saxophone

it was after midnight
he play his sax
as though his heart
had been broken
couples stood on the dance floor
swaying
lost in the music
the notes
poured from the horn
their meaning
recognized by all
he played
and people swayed
until the lights went off
and there were no more
excuses to stay
just another night
at the Lonely Lizard
a Jazz Club
for lost souls

 

Photo:  Konstantin Aal
Unsplash

Dragon Quest…15

Dragon, Dragons, Monster, Monsters

you can’t have it
the statue is mine

my father gave it to me
and I don’t like you
not even a little
so fly away

and never come back
I cannot do that
I need to know how your father

came to have statue
she got into the car
slammed the door
and took off
the dragon flew next to her
she tried to hit him
but he seemed to know
when she was coming
and easily kept out of her way
which made her even more angry
she slammed on the brakes
when a troll stepped onto the road
he held up his hands
and she shot out of the car
what
could you possibly want
the troll put his arms down
and looked at his feet
the dragon landed on the road
and sat quietly
hey skinny dragon
she yelled
this is none of your business
get lost
the dragon stayed where he was
she glared at the troll
talk
Mistress Hunter
we are sorry
about the loss of your friend
one of our kind was there
trying to stop the humans
our apologies
we failed
because of that
we are yours to call
should you need our help
she stared at him
then nodded
thank you
I accept your gift

and only in an emergency
shall I call upon you and yours
then it is done
said the troll
who turned
and went on his way
she got back into the car
and tried to ram the dragon
who took to the air
and circled her car
she stopped
took out her gun
and leaned out of the window
the dragon
flew off in the direction
she was headed

to be continued…

Dragon Quest…14

Dragon, Dragons, Monster, Monsters

I had to get her to safety
surely you can understand that
I understand that my closest
and oldest friend
is dead
she said
flinging open the car door
where are we going
WE aren’t going anywhere
you did what you came here to do
now go back to your cave
any other dragon would kill you
for disrespecting your superior

you are NOT my superior
you stupid dragon
he sighed
I’m sorry your friend is dead
if I could bring her back
I would
but I can’t
the baby is safe
she was my priority
I would have given my life
to bring her to safety
well you didn’t have to give your life
Wave did
and why did you come back 
you could have stayed home and been a hero
I came back because
you and your friend were fighting
a battle that belonged to me

do you know what a grudge is
I do
will you hold one against
 me
her shoulders sagged
probably not
you did what you had to do
but you really are skinny
you know that
don’t you
I hate
you
I heard you the first hundred times
you said that
and I still don’t care
you know nothing about dragons
maybe not
but what I do know
is that
you didn’t just come back to fight
you came back for the statue
yes
I did

 

to be continued…

Dragon Quest…13

Dragon, Dragons, Monster, Monsters

the Hunter kept firing
never running out of bullets
she couldn’t see who was shooting
so she was unable to set her gun
to the appropriate
magical ammunition
she slowed her breathing
and reached out
toward the enemy
three men
she thought
two humans
one troll
they were close together
one of them shouted
that the dragon was gone
but the other human
wanted to kill something
anything
he was angry
that they missed their chance
to get rich
she pointed her weapon
at the man’s fury
and pulled the trigger
she heard him fall
and heard the other human scream
the troll
cutting his losses
took off at a run
she felt the man
lean over the dead body
and her shot rang true
then she turned toward the water
Wave was floating
her eyes open
no no no no
she shouted
splashing toward her friend
the portal opened
and the dragon
came through
I had to get her to safety
where are the shooters
but the Hunter
was holding Wave in her arms
begging her to breath
let me have her
he said
taking the woman in his arms
he closed his eyes
and placed his hand on her heart
a warm golden glow
covered Wave’s chest
then the light began to fade
I’m sorry
he said
she grabbed her friend and held her
rocking her back and forth in the water
soon others were coming to the surface
quietly watching her grief
finally
Wave’s mother came forward
IT IS TIME FOR US TO TAKE HER
DAUGHTER
no
please

help her
she begged
she can’t be gone
she just can’t be
it’s my fault
IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT
said the woman
I WILL TAKE MY CHILD NOW
she said gently
the Hunter loosened her grip
and Wave floated into the arms
of the woman who gave her life
I’m sorry
forgive
me
THERE IS NOTHING TO FORGIVE
AND YOU HAVE AVENGED HER DEATH
FOR THAT
I THANK YOU.
the Hunter wiped the tears from her eyes
leaned forward and hugged the woman
Wave held between them
may you have clean and sparkling water
for all the days of your life

YOU AS WELL
NOW GO
YOUR DRAGON IS WAITING
she watched as the merpeople
disappeared into the lake
taking her friend with them
I am sorry
I…
she hit him
knocking him backward
then shoved him
and when he fell
she got on top of him
and started punching him
he didn’t move
when she stopped
she rolled off of him
and just laid on her back
staring at the sky
it’s my fault
I never should have come here
never should have asked for her help
I did this
the men who killed her
are
responsible
they did this

she got up
and walked to the bodies
of the dead men
she took out her gun
and shot them each
a dozen times
then she kicked them
until she was satisfied
you’re really skinny for a dragon
she said
looking at him
I’m build for speed
he said
too bad you didn’t come back here
a lot faster then
isn’t it

 

to be continued…

 

Miss Honey Bunch…a story poem

Cavia, Caviidae, Guinea Pig

Miss Honey Bunch
is not your average guinea pig
aside from being
extremely beautiful
she is intelligent
has two degrees
form the CFAGP
(College For Advanced Guinea Pigs)
and worked for Apple
before she went out
on her own
she’s known
for her clever remarks
having one black foot and one pink
Bette Davis eyes
and a knack for programming
that no human
has been able to match
her true beauty
however
lies in her loving
and very kind heart
she currently lives
with two other guinea pigs
James Bond
and
Mary Lovegood
she works four days a week
loves lettuce
parsley
and carrots
she has chosen
to remain childless
in order to concentrate
on her career
next time you are on the internet
thank Miss Honey Bunch
for helping to make it possible

 

Photo:  Pixabay

Dragon Quest…12

Dragon, Dragons, Monster, Monsters

i aM tIRed
IT IS HARD WORK
BEING BORN
YOU ARE DOING WELL
YOU ARE ALMOST OUT
OF YOUR SHELL
cAn yOu HeLP me
I CANNOT
YOU MUST DO IT ON YOUR OWN
wiLL yOu siNg tO mE
Wave began to hum
then started singing
a song of gentle waves
and starfish
of tiny yellow fish
and reeds
she sang
and the water rocked
them both
i aM bORn
said the baby dragon

***

the gold coins hit the water
and Wave appeared
holding Coral Reef in her arms
the dragon
radiated love and longing
his hands reaching for her
little one
you are beautiful
SHE IS BRAND NEW
said Wave
I can see that
will you let me take you home
everyone will be so happy
to see you
Coral Reef
snuggled closer to Wave
her tiny wings
held tight
against her golden body
dO i HAvE tO bE a priNCeSs
the dragon stared at her
i give you my word
you will be a princess
in name only
Coral Reef
turned her eyes toward him
dO YoU pRoMISe
i cAN pLAy wiTh oThER dRAgonS
I promise
the baby dragon
rubbed her nose against Wave’s face
i sHaLL mISs YoU
I WILL MISS YOU AS WELL
BUT PERHAPS
WHEN YOU ARE OLDER
YOU  CAN COME FOR A VISIT
pERhaps
said the baby
staring at the dragon
who nodded
and walked into the water
where she was put into his arms
thank you
he said to Wave
I am in your debt
then he turned
and walked back onto the shore
he stared at her
and leaned forward
you are absolutely terrible but…
he kissed her
and she heard the baby
giggle
she leaned into him
and kissed him back
a gunshot rang out
he turned quickly
opened a portal
and disappeared
Wave splashed as she
fell backward
while her friend
hit the ground
and started firing

to be continued…

 

 

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