Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In a Clearing on a Grassy Knoll

In the countryside of a far and distant land there sat a young girl with time to bide.  She passed her days and counted each moon’s tide.  It seemed as though there was a thorn piercing her side!  Her peace of mind seemed out of reach no matter how she tried...

After many moons had waxed and waned along came strutting a young fellow.  He had grand notions and spoke of great deeds, but; the young girl suspected his heart hollow.  He said to her, “Come with me to walk freely through the mountains and trees and to breathe deep where the air is pure and clean.”  She could not refuse him for his eyes had a most beautiful gleam.  She had always wanted to travel and this was her chance.  So, it may seem!

Off they went and together they saw a great deal.  They only came to trouble when deciding their meal.  The girl loved animals and so since a young age abstained.  The man was worldly and thought the notion silly.  To himself he said, “Is this girl sane?”  The day came to an end and like a thief in the night he took everything from her he could steal without a care about how she would feel. 

The girl awoke the next morning alone and in a crunch.  She was worried, “How will I eat lunch?”  Then she recounted a story of a man who was called to a great task without food and so she decided to fast.  After forty days and forty nights, in a clearing on a grassy knoll, she beheld a wonderful sight!  There stood in a clearing on a knoll, a goat-like animal with a long horn and cloven hooves.  She walked towards the beast and told it of her woes and of the thorn in her side.  Suddenly she exclaimed, “My health, my health!  It improves!” Then the beast spoke:

"Bleep. Bloop. Baaaah.”

She left that place still unsure of what she saw and heard, but from that day on she did her best to live her life as free as a bird.

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