In response to Eugi’s Weekly Prompt, a little inspiration from Robert Plant: Eugi’s Causerie AND SO IT GOES…
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He sang to the crowd
That came for the stairway.
Heaven seemed not too far away,
So he raised his voice. Elevated and loud,
It seemed to keep those first steps at bay.
“We need to laugh more” he thought.
She thought the same, though neither said
These words, what could they be taught?
Of the tasks from council, they were afraid
So onward they ploughed, internally fraught.
“Does anybody remember laughter?”
The question asked of them too late:
The scribe had begun a new chapter.
He hoped this ache of guilt would abate
So that he might see the Lady’s white light.
Standing at the mirror, she knew
All her glitter, all her gold would get her what
She wanted. She could wait but through
His singing she saw him on the stairway strut
His rock, his roll, and decided alone he go.
(C) 2020 S Francis Fuller