Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The UnderToad - title thanks to John Irving's "The World According to Garp"

The Real-
When a little kid or a big kid
Wades out into the strong surf,
(For me, it was the Chesapeake Bay/Atlantic in Maryland,)
Beware, Beware, BEWARE the UNDERTOAD!
It will grab your ankles like a cousin,
And then suddenly pull you out to sea
Like a Harpy on crack!

The Abstract-
Don't be afraid of change,
Of trying out new places, people, or things.
But when the hairs on your neck stand up,
And your mouth goes flash-bang dry...
Be aware that there is a serpentine
Undercurrent awaiting one false step
You might make-
So it may drag you out to nothingness.

The Lesson-
Sometimes fair is foul, or foul is fair,
The result is determined by
Preparation, alertness, and yes faith.

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