Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mag 123, June 24/12 One Last Time



"Well Geoffry, how did you end up in the water this time ?"
He could tell from his fathers disgusted expression he might end up back in there;
" I-"
He got slapped for his effort.
" You know what you need to do- why haven't you done it ?"
Geoffry was going to try and say something, but thought better of it.
He got punched for thinking.
" Get out of my SIGHT-"
  He rolled right to avoid being struck again; and got kicked for his effort.
In retrospect as he scampered and scrambled away; he reflected on
his good fortune of not being clubbed, stabbed or shot .

13 comments:

Grace said...

Its his good fortune to leave if his father is like that ~ Nice take on this prompt ~

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

I like that he had positive out look in the end. Though it was sad that his life left him those options

Lyn said...

Grateful for small favors..at some point this worm will turn..then look out!...good..

zongrik said...

amazing how people are finding a positive spin to this, the way you saw he was happy that he came out ok...i went the totally opposite direction LOL


done for

Laurie Kolp said...

If that's his good fortune I pity him.

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh this made me shudder...

Brian Miller said...

ugh..good fortune...breaking my heart here...and raising my ire at the dad...

Hannah said...

Tough love at its toughest. Well written.

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness gracious!

Sue said...

Yep, quite the lucky guy...

;)

Bee's Blog said...

A nasty piece of work but a good write!

Linda said...

This poem certainly brings to light the horrible start many people have to suffer in this world. Thank you for sharing this telling vignette, Izzy.

Brian Miller said...

happy saturday....smiles.