Friday, May 12, 2017

a Poem for "Out of Standard" writing

Iba saw
Iba saw the Light
It was coming down
Down the road to here
Iba was thinking
What was she to do
Take care of herself
Alone pondering
Getting lighter now
Drying blood red peas
Lay beside the road
Scattered, strange pervert
She dare not step there
Iba made her choice
Dash into the trees
Forest's kind cover
Shoes stuck in red muck
Where was Nature's aid
Light, trees, red pea muck
Rescue might be one
There was nothing else
The light came nearer
Iba grabbed her shoes
Ran back, where she'd been
Light coming faster
What soon would she know
Driver smiled, nodded 
Swept her up and gone
Pursued by armed men
Rover lights went dim 
Into the forest
Through the red pea muck
Now saved by the Light
Me, beside our Rover -- -- -- Amy, our driver
[click on picture for larger view, click again for largest]

 - You might ask, "where is the forest?"  We didn't see a forest in the Falkland Islands although we did have to drive two hours through this pasture/mucky bog to get to the Penguin Preserve.  Amy's Rover is a 2000 with 57,000 miles.  There isn't any place far on those islands.  Her mom got a new one and this is her old one she gave to Amy.  
 - Amy contract drives with the tour companies.  When an RV gets stuck it is said to be boggedProperly bogged if it has to be towed out like this one is being.  The driver was Amy's brother.  Amy is a good driver, she didn't get us stuck.
 - We were on a Princess Cruise, from Los Angels to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from last December 4 to January 4, 2017.   Pictures here were posted on my other blog (link) from our cruise ship, The Pacific Princess (link)

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 - Poem and Falkland Island pictures Copyright, © 2017 and 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Top Photo is my "Print Screen" copied from Isadora's post referenced and linked immediately below

- 1)  I am linked with Isadora Gruye at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Out of Standard -- Photo Finish,  
  - 2) We were instructed to write as we were "inspired" by the picture and use the unrelated words she has written below the picture of our choice.  I chose the one here, at the beginning of my post.  the words were, "self, care, wasabi, peas."  Wasabi wasn't in my dictionary so I treated it as a nonsense word.  My first two words, "Iba saw", also the title,  consist of Wasabi spelled backwards.

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At Friday, May 12, 2017 10:20:00 PM, Blogger said...

Clever tale, Jim!

At Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:49:00 AM, Blogger Paul John Dear said...

Nicely done Jim

At Saturday, May 13, 2017 4:29:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Wonderful read Dr Jim! The terrain seemed to be very unfriendly! One can't really be sure of getting bogged down unwittingly!


At Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:44:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

Loved this share, a challenge to drive like that, but maybe we should stay on the road .-)

At Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:11:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

Can't even imagine driving through that!

At Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:10:00 PM, Blogger Isadora Gruye said...

I very much enjoyed your twist and play with the words here Jim. You spin a mighty fine yarn indeed. Thanks for posting this and apologies for the late response. Viva la


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