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The Bridge (If Only Contest)

The Bridge stood like a
sentinal of doom against
this dense fog..
We all stood there wondering
who might venture the first
step towards this towering
monster
The wind howled through
the massive steel columns
that supported this mysterious
beast..
We only heard stories as to
what might be on the other
side..
A few hopefuls mumbled that
there might be a new beginning,
a new dawn
Still more seem to fear that
we merely were walking into
the jaws of death, mere sheep
being wooed into the stomachs
of some hellish other worldly
creature
A woman took a step toward the
bridge and an old man clutched
her arm and warned, 'Don't go!'
She pulled away and disappeared
in the fog
A brave soul?..
A fool?
We all wondered.
Strange clanking noises rang
out from the bridge and we
surmised the womans fate
Yet who had the courage to
follow in her foot steps?
What awaited us on the other
side?
What had we to loose to find
out?
Should we turn and merely retread
the same old ground we bemoaned
as 'death's vally?'
What was back there for us?
Better to die in freedom than
live as we had been living..
in self imposed slavery..
This is what we told ourselves
as we cautiously arm in arm
stepped toward the Bridge..
If only~
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Posted: Oct 2012
About this poem:
You have to play Sci-fi music in your head as your reading this..it worked for me.lol. IT's the weekend!

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Comments (8)

gnj4u
Hi, cafetwo2010,
Since every day we venture forth into the unknown, arm-in-arm stepped is definitely the way to go! What's this about self-imposed slavery..? Thanks for sharing The Bridge with us.
orientalkoruonline today!
awesome...these lines really did it for me:

"Better to die in freedom than
live as we had been living..
in self imposed slavery.."


Thanks cafe dear! teddybear bouquet cheers
LadyMorgana60
Well my dear Cafe conversing I loved this "If Only"
These line pack a punch ..

Better to die in freedom than
live as we had been living..
in self imposed slavery..


Fab to read you again..wine bouquet
trurorobonline today!
Makes me think of "The Fog", a bit of a gripper this one
Rob
windyweatherly
Jim my friend. This is a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing...
Odette67
Should we turn and merely retread
the same old ground we bemoaned
as 'death's vally?'
What was back there for us?
Better to die in freedom than
live as we had been living..

Dear Cafe,

I missed this gem..FANTASTIC write. purple heart teddybear
Ladybee42
Sci fi music? are you a trekky? (I'm kinda one roll eyes)
sounds more horror than sci fi with the clanking noises and 'death's valley' wow Entertaining though Cafe

purple heart purple heart
cafetwo2010
Thanks one and all for your cherished comments. I guess this does sound more like a opening diologue for a horror flick. One could create a thousand different stories out of this rather vague opening. God bless.professor wine cool
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