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As I dried my hands, I turned to look at my enemy;
that cursed, white, porcelain bowl that stood in my bathroom hiding my worst fear -
The Lion.
Cautiously, I approached the foe.
Eyeing the shiny, silver knob that would unleash the beast,
I slowly lifted my hand,
hesitated,
then pushed the lever.
The Lion roared up at me from his watery cage,
threatening to grab me with his sharp claws.
Adrenaline blinding me,
I turned on my heels and ran, ran, ran;
out of the bathroom,
down the hall,
through the kitchen,
and into the dining room, my feet slapping the tile.
Finally, out of reach of The Lion,
I rested my hands on my knees to catch my breath.
From the bathroom, The Lion murmured his disappointment.
He had not caught me - not this time.



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RedheadAtHeart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm:

Wow. First off, very well-written and I like it a lot. Like Timekeeper said, it's a very good portrayal of the goofy stuff we used to do when we were younger.

 

Also, this is a bit comical - a dramatic face-off in the bathroom - which makes it more of a fun read. Nice job!

 
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Timekeeper This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 31, 2011 at 7:20 pm:
I liked this poem, it captures a childlike innocence and fear of the unknown--it's very creative :D
 
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