While Drowning off Padliegh Hill

While Drowning off Padliegh Hill

A Poem by Neville
"

the flashbacks till haunt me after all these years ..

"

While Drowning off Padliegh Hill

 


I doubt,


after all this time, you will ever


understand


just how insignificant I then felt


or quite simply


terribly overshadowed and small


Smaller even


and less important than that old


gilt framed


knot tying achievement award


that still sits


to the right-hand side of my now


late great


grandfather’s old writing desk ..


Which for some


reason, I was reminded of while


drowning and


desperately trying to crawl out


through some


rich kids rigid red plastic tube ..


Invariably stolen


from the playground of some


local school


which had been thrown in the


deep end of a


swimming pool off Padliegh Hill ..

 

© 2022 Neville


Author's Note

Neville

don't you dare try this at home folks ..

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There are some moments so traumatic on our journey through life, they have the habit of returning, and when we least expect it. This must have been a terrifying experience for a small boy who lived to tell the tale, though he has clearly never forgotten. The deep end of a swimming pool is mighty dangerous for a non swimmer. Flashbacks are most unpleasant. I have one where I was locked in a car for an hour and fifteen minutes as a sixteen year old with someone who was expecting far more than a thank you for a lift. I was damn lucky but it still plays out to this day. Padleigh Hill swimming pool could have been a disaster and we would have been without a poet on WC.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Months Ago


I have said it before but in view of your own disclosure, I feel obliged to state it again ... read more



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amazing what we reach for, mentally, when drowning. Great write, great read Neville

Ken

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Months Ago


Thank you Ken and truly :)
Neville
There are some moments so traumatic on our journey through life, they have the habit of returning, and when we least expect it. This must have been a terrifying experience for a small boy who lived to tell the tale, though he has clearly never forgotten. The deep end of a swimming pool is mighty dangerous for a non swimmer. Flashbacks are most unpleasant. I have one where I was locked in a car for an hour and fifteen minutes as a sixteen year old with someone who was expecting far more than a thank you for a lift. I was damn lucky but it still plays out to this day. Padleigh Hill swimming pool could have been a disaster and we would have been without a poet on WC.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Months Ago


I have said it before but in view of your own disclosure, I feel obliged to state it again ... read more

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Gone West folks....., United Kingdom



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