My Recent Escape
MY RECENT ESCAPE from a home beloved was of sheer and unqualified necessity. My people and I have been overtaken by a scorpion race of alien malefactors whose intent towards us is not one of beneficent intervention, but that of utter conquest.
If it were only the mere subjugation of a weaker species, we might have acquiesced, although begrudgingly. However, the terrifying reality enjoined upon us proved to be the conquerors' brusque insistence that their insatiable hungers be satisfied with our quailing flesh. These interlopers, these transgressors of a most cruel and avaricious sort, have invaded my world.
Alas, my escape from this nightmare -- from which there will be no awakening -- has been conjured up in my mind. I grieve that kith and kin do not possess the incipient mental devices of escapism that I have owned since the womb. We have all of us been jailed, but I suffer less than they. . . .
Damn . . . damn these invaders from Earth.
Lilly the cow does not know how she ended up this way
It all began some years ago on a dark and stormy day
A lightening bolt shot from the sky the ground began to sizzle
Her brain was fried and all her bovine thoughts were left to fizzle
and as she looked around the field she understood her fate
she knew the only thing to do was beeline for the gate
glad she is that she did not end up on someone's table
or in a store all packaged with a fancy prime rib label
Considering the human attributes you've given Lilly the Cow, do you have further thoughts on who the narrator in "My Recent Escape" might be? I purposely left out pertinent details.
Each day he tested out the fray and thought about the open bay
Inside he felt that lovely dream his spirit forced to swim upstream
The humans hungry for his flesh he pushed against the weakened mesh
Damn the pen that held him in he felt it open with his fin
escape escape was now in sight he vanished quickly in the night
You got it , KIDDO!
So.......the invading species demanded more than should be given by a thinking person?
Your very life in fact?
And that was too much?
And you were smart enough to realize it?
Do I see parallels?
Lilly the cow and Rusty the salmon busting out of the chains that enslaved them.
living life on their own terms
Thanks, millie and Nancy:
Good thoughts, millie. For once I figured it should be the men of Earth who become the alien invaders. Maybe it's a fish (thanks, ND) or a furry little beastie who makes this anxious declaration . . . Come to think of it, Earthlings often ARE the bad guys!
Just now saw this. Sorry for delay.
Gratefully . . .
Keep it coming guys , I`m enjoying this .
You`ve inspired me ,to make a contribution ,first and last time though , don`t laugh.
Into the shallow stream , wade the bear
How did he know they were their
With a swift downstroke of his paw
He was sure to know
That he was to gorge to satisfaction on their roe.
That is GOOD, smiddy!
You, too, keep it coming!
Best . . .