Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hanging



After school we hung like bats,
Eating candy on the climbing bars,
Learning how to “swallow up”
While seeing the world under cars.

Fifty-five years later,
I still remember the eerie sound;
We were watching our faces turn purple...
When the Cessna, hit the ground.

Jolted loose by the shaking earth,
We ran to the fiery scene.
Lindsey's dog found a woman's head,
Fetched proudly for the rescue team.

I look back on my first ten years,
School friends, the old home town...
Some of life's harshest lessons,
Were learned while hanging upside down.

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