On This Silver Lake!

In Clayton there was Silver Lake

restricted for lake residents to partake.

But there I did secretly escape

to fish, swim, camp for God’s sake!

Once I even crashed through the ice

in the back portion of that lake.

And a future high school lineman

abandomed me

frightened for his own sake.

But somehow

I managed to break the ice

crawl my way out

and did escape.

Cold, trembling,

I wandered back to safety

was carried home

escaped Another Fate!

The frightened boy

who abandoned me in the ice?


He eventually was elected

first team linemen

for the whole damn state!


Larry Trasciatti, Evil Water, 102-word Challenge!

16 Comments Add yours

  1. judybarbera says:

    A harrowing story. Why he did not tell anybody that you fell through the ice! Beat’s me!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Amy Barbera says:

    Dad this is such a sad story that your friend abandoned you when you fell through the ice but Thank God the Lord saved you and he had a plan for you. Thank you for sharing your heart and your story and your beautiful Silver Lake picture too. I am sad you had to go through that.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. He didn’t even tell anybody what had happened! My father chewed out his father for my sake!


  3. tref says:

    Very nice.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Thank you for reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Uh, goes to show the benefits of abandoning someone who has crashed through the ice?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes. He didn’t even tell anybody. Why!?

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      That’s what it takes to be All State!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Now I understand why I never made All State.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. bekitschig says:

    What a douche. I asume, you aren’t friends anymore?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Never really were … my father made his dissatisfaction well known to his father!


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