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The Bridge

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The Bridge

I crossed over the bridge as it fell down.
Stranded all alone away from my home.
Sadly left stuck on the wrong side of town.

I felt overwhelmed and chilled to the bone.
I chose to cross over what a mistake!
Stranded all alone away from my home.

The bridge in shambles dropped into the lake.
Forcing me to keep on moving ahead.
I chose to cross over what a mistake.

The sign up ahead said land of the dead.
Long skeleton fingers grabbed me by the throat!
Forcing me to keep on moving ahead.

As I was led the skeleton sang a note
"I have me some flesh to add to me frame."
Long skeleton fingers held me by the throat.

From out of the darkness came a blue flame.
A brilliant color still I felt no heat.
"I have me some flesh to add to me frame."

The skeleton had someone for me to meet.
Flames rose from his body into the sky.
A brilliant color still I felt no heat.

"You came to my land I must ask why?"
He waited for me as I tried to speak.
Flames rose from his body into the sky.

"All I wanted was to take a quick peek."
"Now that you've seen it would you like to stay?"
He waited for me as I tried to speak.

I said "no disrespect but the answer's no way.
With that a tremendous city was revealed!
"Now that you've seen it would you like to stay?"

At his feet a great mutitude was kneeled.
With that a tremendous city was revealed.
I crossed over the bridge as it fell down.
It appears I've found the right side of town!

Deb Wilson's Crossing "That Bridge Contest."

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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 2:38:00 PM

    A very chilling tale! I loved the vivid imagery, as well! Congratulations on your win, Richard!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/11/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Kelly.
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:55:00 PM

    Richard, ,a beautiful winning poem. Enjoyed reading every crossing bridge win. Hugs ~ SKAT ~

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/11/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks SKAT
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:13:00 AM

    what an interesting poem! i thoroughly enjoyed it...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/7/2013 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ilene
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:53:00 AM

    Thanks to all for congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:29:00 AM

    congrats on a fine win Richard

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 5:08:00 AM

    a nice poem, congrats on your placement.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 4:46:00 AM

    Creative and a most enjoyable read.. Congratulations..... Jake

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:35:00 PM

    Congrats on the win in the contest of Deb, Richard

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:51:00 PM

    RICHARD, , Congratulations on your Crossing That Bridge win.... always & forever :) LINDA

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 8:48:00 AM

    I think you are definitely on the right side and it shows with every word you write

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/28/2013 8:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What a nice thing to say Monterey!
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:01:00 AM

    Hi Richard....glad you still have time to write...You'll always be on the right side....always...hugs...PS...pls change sung to sang...simple past....thanks....Also...right under it...take an o from the too...only cause I care.... ;-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/27/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Eileen, I hadn't had a chance to proof it so this is much appreciated.
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 10/27/2013 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good luck in the contest....yea for terzanelle....I've missed it....
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 6:28:00 AM

    Awesome metaphorical bridge poem Rick, you are on fire!! and I mean that in a good way :) I love these types of poems by you.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/27/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Becca,this is certainly the longest I have written.
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 10:55:00 PM

    At the end you have created a very solemn picture of crossing the bridge, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/27/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Dr. Ram
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 8:57:00 PM

    I have always loved bridges Richard, and as Richard says below, it may be a metaphorical bridge, yet still, I could never stand in the center of a bridge without looking down, and watching the stream of water rushing below, may all the bridges of your life be sturdy and strong, and hold long enough for you to cross to and fro, Smile, Nuff said, hugs xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/27/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rose that is a very nice wish.
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 8:50:00 PM

    I think that bridge collapsed because far to many people waver on it Rick lol. I know, it's a metaphorical bridge that's open to all if they desire to use it. Till then they're stuck on the wrong side of town. Good luck in the contest. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/27/2013 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like your reflective thought Richard.