Through a Snake's Eyes

Through a Snake's Eyes

A Poem by Charley
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Just an old ballad I found. I had to write about a chapter in this book called Of Mice and Men. I think I chose the first chapter... This is what I came up with.

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Through a Snake’s Eyes

 

Slithering across the water,

A snake notices something awry.

Two men walk out of the brush

But the serpent doesn’t know why.

 

The two men are very different,

One way smaller than the other.

 They traveled together, but you could tell

They are not from the same mother.

 

One took off his hat and wiped it.

To the water the other bent.

The large one was very thirsty,

And water everywhere he sent.

 

The larger one doesn’t listen

As the other starts to yell.

The larger looks up and explains.

“The water is good,” he does tell.

 

Slithering across the water,

A snake notices something awry.

Two men walk out of the brush

But the serpent doesn’t know why.

 

The snake looks on as they talk,

And the smaller man bends to drink.

The small man, called George, replaces his hat

And both men sit down to think.

 

The large man, called Lennie, asks George,

“Where we goin’ George?” then, “I forgot.”

“So you forgot already?” George says,

“You’re strong, but memory you ain’t got.”

 

“I tried not to forget, George.”

Lennie says, “ I remember the rabbits.”

George responds, “The hell with ‘em.

You and your forgetful habits.”

 

Slithering across the water,

A snake notices something awry.

Two men walk out of the brush

But the serpent doesn’t know why.

 

The hills start to darken as the sun falls,

So George sends Lennie to go find wood.

George pulls out some food for dinner.

Nice, hot beans would be good.

 

Lennie returns and the snake shrinks back

As the fire begins to his and burn.

They eat dinner peacefully,

 Then to sleep they both turn.

 

They talk and Lennie keeps saying

That he could go live in a cave.

George tells Lennie to shut up,

 But their friendship he just wants to save.

 

Slithering across the water,

A snake noticed something awry.

Two men walked out of the brush

But the serpent still doesn’t know why.

 

© 2011 Charley


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IKR??

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AAAAH. *memories*

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Charley
Charley

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I love writing stories. I often have ideas, but they don't all get onto paper. Most of my stories remain unfinished, but I'm hoping to change that. *update* November 2015 I wrote a whole novel.. more..

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