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IV The Drifting of the Thing

by The Walrus 

Posted: 21 August 2003
Word Count: 105

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The smooth brown-skinned man
And the brown-haired girl
Retreated reluctantly to their havens
Seeking hidden sanctuary

The unchartered waters
Rippled over them
Both with swells of sadness
And alluring scents of adventure

The brown-skinned man
Unstretched his broad wings
And beat a bold path
To foreign encouraging nests
In which he found
Soothing solace

The brown-haired girl
Felt the sweeping wave
Of the unyielding current

But as she emerged drenched
From the sudden surge
Her equilibrium restored
In relieved remembrance
That upon the ocean of chance
The thing still shone
Its magnificence

And so it drifted
Bobbing randomly
Towards the bounty
Of the untouchable horizon

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Fearless at 09:46 on 22 August 2003  Report this post
I can see the 'Thing' floating in the sunshine, glistening in defiance.

Fearless X

The Walrus at 09:50 on 22 August 2003  Report this post
Thank you Fearless. That was exactly the image I wanted to convey. I am glad you can see it.

The Walrus

roovacrag at 20:14 on 01 October 2003  Report this post
Brown skinned man will go his own way..... alone.

Fearless at 20:32 on 01 October 2003  Report this post
Brown skinned man will drag all his little mates off to holidays in war zones...........Middle East, Toxteth or Moss Side - why go alone when u can have human shields?

Fearsome Fearless Jr III (Mrs)

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