If you go down to the Woods today…

Last week I went walking out in the forest and took a different path to the one I normally take. Although it was mid afternoon, a time when many a Swiss hiker would normally be out and about, the path was deserted and there was an eerie feel in the air. As I randomly came across a pile of wet blankets I decided to do an about turn and scarpered back home!

Ominous Forest

There was a creaking emptiness in the woods that day

as brittle branches whispered menacingly

through lifeless leaf litter

Although she were only midway through her walk

the unexpected spotting of several candy striped blankets gathered in a dubious pile, compelled her to make

an about turn

What on earth was that all about?

Indeed the precarious draping of damp fleece

led her insolent imagination to investigate all manner of

hypothetical crime scene scenarios, to the extent that she

almost squeaked as she switched her afternoon amble to the speed of a scurrying rodent.

As she began descending, a sense of normality returned and the boisterous bluebird banter

seemed to affirm that she’d made a

wise choice

 

10 thoughts on “If you go down to the Woods today…

  1. Well done, Sam. A change from your usual rhymes. My creepy-meter would have been going off, too. When it does, it’s best to heed it. Love this, such a vivid picture: “almost squeaked as she switched her afternoon amble to the speed of a scurrying rodent.” 🙂

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