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The Cavemens Journey

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The Cavemens Journey

The cavemen family were moving
all was packed ready to go
their medicine man took the lead
heading off towards the mountains

A vast range lay to the west
blue against the setting sun
hunting as they travelled
carrying an ember in moss

It did not take long to start
a fire that blazed between the rocks
a spit of mammoth meat cooking above
juices running into the hissing fire

Settling down around it for the night 
they snuggled together nerves on edge
startling at each snapping of a twig
feeling vulnerable out in the open

At dawn they push on as fast as possible
lush valleys in the foothills game aplenty
cliffs towered high over the landscape
there, over there said the medicine man

Sure enough a cave lay ahead mouth gaping
they approached with caution wary of bears
or a sabre toothed tiger both liked caves
they found it to be clear of all predators
One large chamber with several small ones
ideal for them some they had it to rights
a hole in the ceiling acting as a chimney
they set to work starting a cooking fire

Taking the ember from the moss bed
laying it on dried twigs and wool
blowing until flames licked up the wood
catching alight the bigger branches

The medicine man blessed the cave
while the healer saw to sore feet
and other ailments caused by travelling
soon they had settled into their new home

There was all they needed here at their feet
herbs to keep the tribe healthy and fit
animals for them to hunt with sling shot
most important of all they have each other

It is incredible that one simple word in this case SPARK
can lead to three poems I gave Rick the idea and he ran one way while 
I took another route hope you all like our results

Copyright © Shadow Hamilton

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  1. Date: 11/30/2013 4:33:00 PM
    This was a wonderful story you have both told here. It gave to me incredible images of life so long ago. It was like you were both there. Marvelous poem. well done....peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/30/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Peter this one is mine alone Rick has written a different one on sparks and cavemen lol try reading the Clan of the Cavebear most of my thoughts are based on it ty dear Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 9:36:00 AM
    You are a good story teller Shadow.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/30/2013 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ty Rick much appreciated Shadow x smile hug