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Daily Prompt : Sidewalk

Keep away from the edge of the sidewalk

That’s where the dragons are.

I’ll keep my sword arm free in case you need rescuing from their ravenous claws.

I’ll jump at your behest, save you from the rogues and vagabonds that crawl, meander along by your ankles.  With a swift move, I’ll slice them in two, I’ll make them scurry away, fearful of my prowess, my strength.

Keep away from the edge of the sidewalk.

That’s where the clowns are.

I’ll hold my arms out to stop them as they laugh menacingly at your beauty.

With a quick dart, I’ll stand between you and them, to stop their awful march.  I’ll wipe away the make-up from their faces to reveal their true identity. And they will run, run as fast as they can, telling all the other clowns that they’ve  met their match in me.

Keep away from the edge of the sidewalk.

That’s where the pixies are.

I’ll tell them that you’re mine, that nothing on this earth will ever separate me from you.  With a wave of my hand, I’ll dismiss their tricks and subterfuge, their sneakiness, their intent to whisk you away to never never land.  As they spin their cobwebs, throw rose petals at your feet to entice you, I’ll hold you so close to me, bound by the golden thread of love, of family, of heaven. And they will gasp at such power, bow their heads and move back into the trees, the wind, the clouds.

Keep away from the sidewalk, my beautiful child, and let me protect you for ever.

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There's always stuff in life we're not sure of. I'm thankful , and eternally grateful, to have a love for God. Yes, I've put my life, my family, my everyday existence, into God's more than capable hands. Some would say I'm mad, some would pooh pooh the idea... As General Melchett once remarked in Blackadder Goes Forth.."You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major, who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cos it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment. Morale totally destroyed... by pooh-pooh!" So, have a read, have a think. I don't have all the answers, but I know a man who has ;-)

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