My Adventures Of The Jungle

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: May 23, 2018

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I butchered unwanted outgrowths that came my way,
crushed thorny cactus under bare soles of my feet,
hung freely from forked elastic branch of mango tree,
bathed in icy streams flowing past a plethora of rock,
screamed at full lung capacity to resemble aboriginal apes, bit my teeth in
thick folds of green banana skin,
covered my body with dotted fragments of tree bark skin,
rode bare back on untamed African elephant,
burnt a roaring fire of brittle tree logwood,
engulfed my mouth in fleshy delights of smoked deer meat,
slept like a demon in moist interiors of my large rock cavern,
camouflaged from sight by thunderous waterfall,
cascading from dizzy heights of the mountain.

acerbic rays of the sun filtered at dawn,
through innumerable crevices of my dilapidated cave roof,
awakening me with jolts of unwarranted surprise,
as i started my expedition towards the century old buried Temple.

there were steps that led a trail into deep recesses of earth,
at the end of which lay sprawled a dungeon of riches,
with silver coins raining from the oval roof,
diamond and yellow gold was stashed abundantly,
pieces of ivory projected from the wall,
i then lost balance, high degrees of self control,
my weary legs collapsed on the floor,
to roll in a bed of glittering gold, with globules of white silver pouring down.


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