Fallen in a hole? ~~ a Poem for Sunday
Have You Ever
Has anyone ask you, "Have you ever ...?"
Most times embarrassing to say the least
Fallen in a hole, stuck, couldn't get out?
"Well, yes, there was that one time, Army time
We were out on bivouac, night compass test
Released on a prairie hill, no moonlight"
"Did I return to camp, finding my way?
Not exactly, the compass didn't show
Didn't show the lovely creek, hill's bottom
I knew it was there, follow it to camp"
"Problem was, I didn't plan, compass failed
Failed to show the steep crevasse in its bank
Down into the fissure I went, fell hard
No one near to hear my cries, cries for help"
"Thoughts aplenty came and went, coyotes howled
Hours later moon came out, I could see
The cleft was steep, no way could I climb out
Bullhorn called my name, I called 'Over here!'"
Buddies still ask, teasingly, of my fall
Of the chasm, abyss, the crack; how deep
"Once but no more, a typewriter's for me"
Typewriter photo copyright 2012 (Link),
Gateway computer photo copyright 2008 (Link), and
Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
I am linked with the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,
to Outlawyer (a.k.a. "K" or Karin) at Weekend Mini-Challenge - Trying "No More" ; and
to Kerry O'Connor at Kerry Says ~ Let's Visit the Family
- Outlawyer wants to us write a poem with a theme or subtheme of "No More" while
- Kerry wants us to use a "word family, could be such as one finds in a Thesaurus, namely synonyms and antonyms (Those more or less fortunate cousins and prodigal siblings)."
I used a family of synonyms for the word 'Crevasse'. My words within the poem are in Red Italacs.
|synonyms:||chasm, abyss, fissure, cleft, crack, split, breach, rift, hole, cavity|
"loose rocks fell into the crevasse"
(reference Google. Search 'crevasse synonym')