Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Warning

Watch For Snakes sign, "Warning" (poem) brokenbreadandsmallfish.com
Warning...

an alarm signal
summons
admonition

we get too close
and the warning bells go off

or
a sign cautions:
wet floor
or detour

don't touch
don't get too close
don't go the way you intended

protecting...

me?
or something else
from me? 

Or...
Both.

"Don't feed the bears"
protect them from me
and me from them


warning...
a summons
calling to better things
and - or
calling for help





a policeman
or 
a fireman to a fire
to sacrifice himself.

warning.
Because when I move across those danger lines
I am affected
and I am not the only one affected.

repercussions
consequences
wave on wave
spreading out
like ripples on the water

who knows how far it goes?
how deep into my heart?
how far through time, places, people...
where it ends? 

only You

see that far
and that deep

only You

and I may not understand the warning
want to laugh at it
wave it off
but
stop.

Oh -
the fruit looks good
smells good
hangs there so innocently
nothing wrong with it

and maybe it IS good
(for something)(if used as intended)(if used as instructed)
maybe it WAS
(You created it, too)
But NOT FOR ME.

     (Men at work - it is good for them to be in the manhole, working -
     not good for me to fall into it. )

The Repercussions
move through the ages
Watch for Snakes sign.  "Warning" poem. brokenbreadandsmallfish.com
Warning! Please: Watch for Snakes
the wages
touching us even now
redeemed
but still leaving marks
scars
on my heart
and Yours

into eternity.


Linking up with Velvet Ashes at The Grove where the theme this week is "Warning"


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