Shocking Discovery

The hall was empty;

no one about.

I was a child;

small, curious.



In my hand,

a small wire, bent

(Mother used them

in her hair.)


Just plug it in...
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in the wall; on the wall--

Something

familiar,

yet strange.

Two slots

above two more;


Mysterious, it

made things whirr.

In my mind, I

saw--cords, prongs

(did not know what they were)

But I knew: you

put them together

with the slots.



Like magic,

motors roared.

Slowly, I reached,

made the connection.



A wild scream,

screeching it flew

through the house.

Such a fire!

Tingling, trembling!

Mother comes running.

Safety

in her arms.


*********************************

Years later,

I'm asked:

"Please plug this in."

I run away,

afraid.




© 4-87 C.E. Carl
© 6-5-10 C.E. (Carl) Elias

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Boy, this brought back memories!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Yikes! Sorry! Just had a flash-back!

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