The God

The God

A Chapter by Dave Brown
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The great tree steadily bent toward the ground

Then it crashed with a humongous sound

The earth rumbled, fumbled and shook

Somehow increasing the size of a wee little brook

Until it became a major stream out of control

Washing away a simple soul, out for a stroll

Although trying to catch a branch with his hand

It swept him swiftly across wilderness land

He was battered, hammered bashed and bruised

And about walking, less, rather than more, enthused

Swept steadily, speedily down to the sea

Then far offshore desperately grasping a tree

Great waves formed to further batter and bash

One bare broken branch gave his arm a great gash

The blood trailed behind while he floated offshore

Attracting Barracuda, Shark, Parana and more

A shark attack turned out to be not very good

Its razor-sharp teeth got stuck in tree wood

Its trying to get free turned out to be such a chore

It dragged the tree back to a far shore

Where the incoming tide threw it up on the beach

Safe again (or perhaps just a figure of speech?)

Though deposited onto some far-off tropical isle

The warmth of sunlight brought a rewarding smile

Followed by a gorgeous Wahine bringing breadfruit and poi

Instantly converting all his misery to joy

They fell in love in that very instant

Nine months later celebrated the birth of an infant

Because he’d arrived by sea, he was considered a God

Even though back home he was just a dumb sod

But today (please stifle your groan)

He’s now worshiped as a God on a tropical throne

 

 

 



© 2021 Dave Brown


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The description and trials I. This piece are clearly written and allowed me to picture the events in my mind.

Ahh but being a god upon a thrown isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

yes, especially in this particular Tropical Isle
Poetic Beauty

3 Months Ago

Head hunters I presume lmao
I love the "stifle your groan" line, showing us you are well aware your storyline is a bit "out there"! Normally I would be severe on a storyline where someone ends up a god. But the reason your funky ditty escapes my wrath is becuz you're so damn inventive! You use a predictable sequence of events, but you dress it up with such mind-boggling possibilities, we wonder at every turn, what could come next? I wholeheartedly participated in your tale of escapism! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

Oh yes thanks
Apparently an interesting update on that all
It was a Cannibal group he'.. read more
barleygirl

3 Months Ago

If I had to consume our ex-prez (who thought himself a god) I'd rather starve! *wink! wink!*

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