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, stump jump

and 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

did abandon me

frightened for his own sake.

But somehow

I managed to break the ice

crawl my way out

and did escape.

Cold and 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!


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

No! He didn’t even tell anyone what had happened. But my father did chew out his father for my sake!

By Halbarbera

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  1. 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.

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