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I Came Upon a Wall

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I Came Upon a Wall

One day I came upon a wall
Stretched as far as I could see.
I could hear nothing at all,
What were they keeping from me.

I began to look for a door,
Or a way to slip inside,
For this I could not ignore,
Had to see the other side.

After walking for hours,
I discovered a little crack.
Through it I could see flowers,
Never seen beauty like that.

With exertion and some might,
I was able to get through.
Was such a beautiful sight,
Grass of green and sky so blue.

Like nothing I’ve seen before,
A butterfly leaving her cocoon,
I landed on a peaceful shore,
And hummed a soft tune.

Felt the breeze through my hair.
It was such a delight.
I wondered do I dare,
Stay here the entire night.

Just as I started to lay back,
I heard a strange rustling sound,
Then a loud “crack!”
And there was netting all around.

Suddenly I was swept in the air,
And put in some kind of truck.
I began to scream “It’s not fair.”
I heard back. “Tough luck.”

With the roar of the engine, 
And the bumps in the road.
I realize I’m being taken
Back by the busload.

The next thing I remember,
As I awoke in the morning dew,
And it’s still such a blur,
Was being put back inside the Zoo.



By Greg Stanley
January 3, 2012
Entry into the “Tell Me a Story” Contest
Sponsored by Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 1/4/2012 7:04:00 AM
    Awesome Greg...loved it best of luck for the contest xx