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The Watery Cage

January 6, 2011
By Elizabeth_Day SILVER, Battle Ground, Washington
Elizabeth_Day SILVER, Battle Ground, Washington
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As I dried my hands, I turned to look at my enemy;
that cursed, white, porcelain bowl that stood in my bathroom hiding my worst fear -
The Lion.
Cautiously, I approached the foe.
Eyeing the shiny, silver knob that would unleash the beast,
I slowly lifted my hand,
then pushed the lever.
The Lion roared up at me from his watery cage,
threatening to grab me with his sharp claws.
Adrenaline blinding me,
I turned on my heels and ran, ran, ran;
out of the bathroom,
down the hall,
through the kitchen,
and into the dining room, my feet slapping the tile.
Finally, out of reach of The Lion,
I rested my hands on my knees to catch my breath.
From the bathroom, The Lion murmured his disappointment.
He had not caught me - not this time.

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on Feb. 1 2011 at 4:37 pm
RedheadAtHeart ELITE, Mountain Home, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Love with open hands. - Madeleine L'Engle

Wow. First off, very well-written and I like it a lot. Like Timekeeper said, it's a very good portrayal of the goofy stuff we used to do when we were younger.


Also, this is a bit comical - a dramatic face-off in the bathroom - which makes it more of a fun read. Nice job!

on Jan. 31 2011 at 7:20 pm
Timekeeper DIAMOND, Cary, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over a garbage can and says 'That's Punk'?, and I say 'No that's trendy'!"- Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day

I liked this poem, it captures a childlike innocence and fear of the unknown--it's very creative :D