Had visitors over on the weekend
The subject turned to life's scary moments
At ten years old had a daredevil heart
Dragged this story out of retirement
Trembled like I was living it over again
With my good buddies Ken and Bob
Crawled into a narrow culvert on our bellies
Amazing how my heart still throbs
Your truly was first, then Ken, then Bob
Travelled twenty feet, then no choice
The way ahead was totally impassable
Screamed BACK UP with fear in my voice!
Ever experienced real claustrophobia?
There was no escape, no detour
Heart started beating like a damn trip hammer
Soiled my new knickers, for sure
Ever tried crawling backwards on your belly
A panicky feeling in your tummy
Bad enough, crawling backwards I mean
But embarrassing, I called for my mummy!
© Jack Ellison 2013