Swamp Drainer

*** This goes out to everyone struggling with too much going on in their life at the moment.  Remember, eventually it WILL pass….  It was inspired by a conversation with BB that reminded me of an old saying I heard my father use.


She stood, surrounded

Hungry, evil eyes peering at her

Through murky waters

The stench overpowering yet oddly sweet

Decaying vegetation and rotting flesh


She stood, surrounded

Wanting to scream or cry

To flee for her life

Shaking from fear and anger

Defiant and determined


She stood, surrounded

Blood stained teeth glistened 

Waiting to devour her whole

Ripping her limb from limb

Staining murky waters red


She stood, surrounded

Feeling weak, yet strong

Up to her ass in alligators

She would not succumb

She would drain this damn swamp

Once and for all

12 thoughts on “Swamp Drainer

  1. Only you could make swamp draining so beautiful 🙂
    Thank You!!!
    For helping her find the drain, and EVERYTHING, everything else. She can never fully express how thankful she is to have you in her life right now. She loves you.

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    • My dad has so many sayings and bits of wisdom that I can only remember them when in a situation he would use one of them. He definitely got his PhD from the School of Hard Knocks. Thanks for the comment. It’s always nice to hear from you.


      • I’m more than happy to hear that Mr. I was thinking of how those memories must arise at needed times, not by instant recall. Look at how beautiful that works…a parent’s wisdom ingrained in your psyche. I guess that’s how everything we’re imprinted with works. I just love those timeless universally human jewels of experience and wisdom like those of Aesop’s Fables, Proverbs etc. Do you remember Fractured Fairy Tales or Mr Peabody and Sherman’s time travel cartoons?
        Anyway, you could start acting up and getting in trouble so your recall can begin to roll. I would do that if I were you.

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      • I loved Mr. Peabody and Sherman and the WABAC machine. I will start a list of sayings and see what happens after I’ve written a few down. Thanks for the “Pearls of Wisdom” idea.


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