Red Raccoon

My Father - Poem by Red Raccoon

Down the steps I walked
my paw holding on to the railing
It was a very high altitude
and I was very scared

The fur of my back stood on end
as a gust of wind shook the stairway
my claws left marks on the railing
I didn't want to fall

From the tip of my ears
to the end of my tail
I felt a violent shake of the stairs

It was going to fall
I was going to fall

But then I felt something touch my nose
Something touched the top of my head
Finally I understood

It was starting to rain
what misfortune
no umbrella
my fur will be soaked

My only choice was to continue
I took a few more steps
My claws scratching the railing
ruining its paint

What's that?
A bright yellow sign:

I didn't care about the sign's warning
what I wanted to know is
how did it get there?
Seconds ago there was no sign
I would have noticed the bright yellow

I took a few more steps
I arrived at the sign
I picked it up
I turned it over

On the other side of that yellow sign
was the scariest thing I'd ever seen
I screamed
I wet my pants
I felt like I was going to throw up

It was a picture of my father
His eyes were missing
Just black holes

He was completely naked
with patches of his fur missing too
Blood ran down from his eye sockets
all the way to the end of his ringed tail

His ringed tail
that was the freakiest thing in the picture
It had far too many rings
it was as if it was four-dimensional
It hurt my brain just to look at it
I felt dizzy

Really dizzy......

I slipped
I started falling down the stairs
tumbling over and over
I couldn't stop myself

I found myself face down in the dirt
The dirt?
I discovered dirty dirt!
I was at the bottom of the stairs!

I happily wiped the dirt off my face so I could see

I tried to scream
I threw up instead
I wet my pants again

Standing in front of me was a raccoon
Exactly like in the picture

Comments about My Father by Red Raccoon

  • Otteri Selvakumar (6/17/2007 2:26:00 AM)

    lovely poem

    my love with your's father...
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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