On Cave Wall

[Day 23 of the 31 Days of Poetry]







[it will make a lot more sense if you say it (out loud or in your head) to the tune of "Frère Jacques" Here is the music to help out:]









Dancing Shadows.........(dancing shadows)
On Cave Wall................(on cave wall)
Flick-er-ing-be-fore-me
Showing-me-re-al-i-ty
Turn Away.............(turn away)


Mocking Shadows.............(mocking shadows)
On Cave Wall................(on cave wall)
They-won't-tell-us-what-it's-like
Once-we-get-up-outside
Turn Away.............(turn away)


Casting Shadows.............(casting shadows)
On Cave Wall................(on cave wall)
Even-though-I'm-frightened
I-have-to-see-what's-out-there
Turn Away.............(turn away)


Finally Made It.............(finally made it)
Out of Cave................(out of cave)
The-light-is-hot-and-blinding
Every-thing-is-diff-erent
Turn Away.............(turn away)


Silly Shadows.............(silly shadows)
On Cave Wall................(on cave wall)
How-could-I-have-thought-that
You-were-ever-real-life?
Turn Away.............(Never Stay)






Notes
Apologies to Plato's Republic (Book VII, Chapter IX)
(And while I'm at it, Apologies to Thumbkin)







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