Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Wild Ride

The chair was comfortable
So I lay back my head
Closed my eyes
Drifted off to sleep

With a thud I awoke
The world was bright
The ground was grainy
The noise was loud

I looked around
The panic set in
I wasn't where I was before
I was in a new land

What should I do
How do I get back 
Where I belong
This...this is all wrong

I flopped to the ground
Gazed at the water blue
I looked up at the humans
They saw me too

She wanted to help me
But I was too scared
I did what came naturally
I hid under the chair

The sand was white
It was like a blizzard
The beach ain't no place
For this country lizard

Thanks for reading my tale of a lizard who ended up at the beach! It was inspired actual events. My family and I went to the beach last week and a lizard hitched a ride in one of the camp chairs. When The Hubs opened it, the lizard fell out. He was TERRIFIED! So he went on a wild ride to the beach, about 50 miles or so from my house!

Some of my friends have written poems too. Will you please give them a read?
Wild Side from Karen of Baking In A Tornado
four of pentacles: calculated wilderness from maja 12personalities12
Walking Wild from Dawn of Cognitive Script
Really Wild from Diane of On the Border
Wild Child from Lydia from Cluttered Genius
Wildly Cautious from Jenn from Sparkly Poetic Weirdo


  1. Aw, poor lizard! I loved the turn at the end while I tried to determine the speaker! LOVE!

  2. I can see this as a children's picture book! So fun!

  3. I like the way this poem took-that little guy definitely had a wild walk that day!

  4. LOVE not only the perspective and the humor, but that you gave us the back story!

  5. Only thing I would add is in the title let folks know right off its a lizard your talking about. The reason I say this is the first time I read it I thought you were the one taking the ride. Then when I got down to the end and saw it was a lizard I read it a 2nd time and it took on a whole new face of recognition in all your words. I like it. Very descriptive and a good story. ( the ones that come from real life experiences are usually the best ..) really a good job, Sarah... Now write more !!! ;)

  6. LOL poor lizard, did you take it back home?


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