The Clever Snake

The Clever Snake


A feeling of great joy filled the town,
as people came out of their houses. as we all gathered around.
I recall the rustle in the bushes, as the green leaves flew,
up into the air, the wind took them as it blew,
blew, blew! At first, I admit, I thought he was a choo
choo train, not alone a living thing.
Proceeding closer through the crowd, people clapped their hands and danced to the
merry melody the gigantic Snake began to sing.
He sang with a smoking pipe as he was balancing his monocle, strong, loud and proud.
He looked at everyone refraining the words to his chorus.
Everyone aboard! Everyone’s allowed! People climbed aboard him with a ladder.
He had stopped for us to climb up high. way, way, up on the very top of his back.
It was a long way down to the ground, he had an astoundingly strong and long long long
back. My heart raced with terror to realize that
we were up as far the clouds in the sky. We were extremely, incredibly, tremendously,
laughingly, but most of all frighteningly, High! Soon his skin began to slither.
We began to bounce up and down, as we road the waves from his wrinkles.
We were suddenly moving too fast to possibly fall down.
Plus a green ooze began to release from his pores,
ruining all of our skirts, jeans, cargos and pants.
It stuck us to him like super glue. Down Down beneath the serpent’s belly, from
the ground? The houses appeared to be small as ants.
He continued on singing his tune as we slowed down down down until he completely stopped.
We had reached a new town where people were waiting.
From about a mile ahead of me, I could see his enormous head drop
then it flew through the sky, oh me, oh my
left then right, down again and then up. He sang for the crowd as he motioned his head
in a dance. We were really, really
stuck. Over hills, peaks and valleys, along the outskirts
we flew! Soon after making three stops,
we were singing it too. With all of our hearts, loud and proud,
Everyone Aboard! Everyone’s Allowed!
But soon we stopped for a new crowd who jumped down from their ladders mournfully after handing
us the news. In the paper it read.
Giantest snake that this planet ever knew! 8 hours passed and still slithering out from
the ocean carrying innocent people on his back.
singing for his supper. Many will never see their loved ones again.
We simply cannot get them back. A sheer and explicit horror
vibrated throughout our spines.. His skin began to release a skunky vapor.
As thousands of us raced up, down and over the land.
We were going faster than ever, people were screaming and vomiting
losing their minds. As the land turned into only sand.
In a flash we all forgot about the reason, for this unconventional fear.
The sounds of a Bungi or Snake Flute began to echo
louder and louder as we and the sound drew more near.
The flute became deafening as the sky became all at once black.
A slithering voice hissed with hunger as he shook us all off of his back.
I recall the terror as my body hit the sand. The Snake then finished his song so grand.
Everyone Aboard! Everyone’s Allowed!
That’s right! Allowed to run from me now and find your own
way home. With a sadistic, evil, ravenous tone. In more than one way, for many that cold desert
night. The End.

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