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    …Go on Faith

    Scorched sand sizzled hot with a blister.
    Rising heat sucked the air out the day
    and the motionless sun like an unblinking eye
    poked bones and my brains in its way.
    I buckled to my knees from exhaustion
    then my face hit the sand full flat.
    Without water, each breath was a dry pain hurtin’
    and my blood thickened more from its lack.

    A pump handle shimmered in the day’s heat
    and I focused, crawling to it ‘cross the land.
    Hanging there was a sign, “Go North five feet.
    Dig for water in a box in the sand.”
    Scratched eyes searched frantic for its pinpoint.
    Charred fingers clawed the sand going deep.
    As I dug with a frenzy, then I felt something hard.
    Had I liquid for some tears, I would weep.

    In the box, I found a bottle full of water.
    “Don’t Drink” said the jug’s top sign.
    “Pour half, prime the pump then wait five.
    Pour the other half in, pump nine.”
    I blistered in my madness for the water.
    Five minutes more of thirst was too great.
    I twisted off the lid and I tilted up the jug
    but those words “Don’t Drink” made me wait.

    After nine pumps, I fell against the handle.
    Liquid sputtered then it spurted from the spout.
    I was drenched and wallowed, bathed and swallowed
    in water, sweet by words I rued to doubt.
    And on the bottom of the bottle was a clear sign,
    “Fill this bottle for the box, please do,
    for the next soul searching for a Life-raft
    who may have to go on Faith like you!”


    Last edited by Namyh; 12-09-2018, 12:16 AM.

  • #2
    A well told story. Makes me want to put the kettle on.


    • #3
      A tale of temptation - turned out right. I like it.


      • Namyh
        Namyh commented
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        RLW - So glad you were here for the temptation that turned out just right. Thanks. Namyh

    • #4
      Great Depression - Very happy you you liked this piece. Go ahead! Put the kettle on! Namyh


      • #5
        Enjoyed it.


        • #6
          A rune
          of bones
          storied rhymes.


          • #7
            great story. this poetry ship is not sinking one bit. got faith in that.


            • Namyh
              Namyh commented
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              Poemzone - Mighty proud to deliver some poetic buoyancy that prevents sinking. Thanks PZ. Namyh

          • #8
            Alexandra - When I wrote this work, I 'went on faith' and hope that it would deliver some enjoyment. Thanks for confirming it A. Namyh


            • #9
              Excellent piece! A well crafted, well told story!!!!!


              • #10
                Rhymeboy - Ahhh Shucks! Thanks a lot for those spectacular words. Delaying gratification is tough in a society that wants everything immediately. So very happy this spiced your day and I hope it’s remembered when a little Faith is needed. Thanks for stopping in and spicing up the day RB. Namyh


                • #11
                  Johntee - A rune of bones always tell a story. With a little faith, this could remain one of them. Thanks for the bones J. Namyh


                  • #12
                    Happy Holiday every single one. Namyh