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Into the Lake

Updated on November 25, 2012
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Justin W. Price, AKA PDXKaraokeGuy, is a freelance writer, blogger, and award-nominated author based out of Juneau, Alaska.

into the lake

recycle the lake

into the lake

empty the lake

into the lake

lost in the lake

into the lake

revenge of the lake

Rambunctious kids jumping—

Pumps under pumping—

Spread eagle sliding—

Swallow fish and algae—

Jumping board to belly—

Confused in the yelling—

Frantic mother jumping—

Face is blue and drowning—

all rights reserved. Copyright Justin W. Price Dec 1 2011

Thanks for Reading.

PDXKaraokeGuy, also known as Justin W. Price, is the managing editor at eFiction horror. Husband to Andrea, father to two dogs. fan. tattooed. He is am amateur theologian with a rabid sweet tooth. He resides in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.He has a poetry book available for Amazon Kindle, and also maintains a blog, FirstBlog. His work has been featured in the Crisis Chronicles, efiction Magazine, The Hellroaring Review, the Bellwether Review, eFiction Humor, and the Rusty Nail. Please visit his profile page for more information. Thanks!


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    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Audrey. Thee cadence of this poem was actually inspired by Native American Fire Dancing

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Very cool write!!!

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      James, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this!

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      Fascinating. I enjoyed your pithy poem. Thank you for sharing your creative gifts with us.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      thanks lyricwriter. I really started writing this poem with a mantra in mind. The story ended up taking shape. It's funny what happens when you put a pen to paper.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      PDX, votes up pal. Love this style. You are very creative and it flows great and level. Good stuff.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Jackie, I hadn't heard that story. this certainly wasn't meant to be that dark! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow so strange to read this when I just read about the little two year old at the bottom of the pool 1/2 hour drowned and now he seems to be better than before the drowning according to his mom.

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thank you, Martie. I do like condensed stories :-)

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      Martie Coetser 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Interesting presentation - an entire story condensed.

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      business and master, thank u very much. I appreciate your comments!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very clever... like it and voting up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Once again, well done, we take so many things for granted, use it abuse it, then surprise, surprise it bites back, love it.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      epi, once again. thanks for your kind words and support. Not sure I could handle beatlemania, thought I wouldn't mind their paychecks...

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      6 years ago

      ..oh my man I do love this one - then again I love everything you say, write or do - so let's put this on Facebook and with a direct link back here start a new Beatlemania for you and then you'll have to jump into that lake - but these words here in this piece are clever, poignant and so very profound

      lake erie time 12:54am listening to Hank Williams Sr.

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      I guess I was hoping for a Happy Ending...But it sure was a clever play on words. Voted UP!

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      Cheryl Simonds 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      profound poem and very sad and tragic.......Makes you think.

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thank you all for commenting. I had fun with this poem. It's fun to try new things. As usual, I appreciate all your reads and comments!

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Yes man polutes the thing he enjoys, what we put into something is what we get out of it. revenge...

      Very clever

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Great poem. Reminds me of why I swim only in pools and only with a large inflatable tire. lol

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      Just History 

      6 years ago from England

      I did like this! Though not sure about the lake's revenge!!

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      6 years ago from Wales

      Very clever indeed and has to have an up up and away.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Alexander, thank you very much for reading and commenting. I like your analysis and the way this poem made you think. Cheers and have a nice weekend!

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      Alexander Pease 

      6 years ago from Maine

      A very dark and intriguing ending. It makes me think about how everything that is done will come back to us.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, A day at the beach turns deadly..

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      racin, thank you for reading and commenting

      breakfast, thank you for your votes

      Sue, you too. Thanks for commenting!

      Der, thanks for your interpretation. I wanted to writing a rhyming mantra poem. Never done it before

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      6 years ago

      PDXKaraokeGuy: What an entrancing, hypnotizing, mesmerizing poetic warning of the tragic thoughtlessness of people in the context of wounded wildlife!

      Thank you for sharing, voted up, etc.,


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      6 years ago

      Hi PDX

      A fun happy day turned into a tragedy.

      Voted up and awesome.

      Have a good weekend.

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      6 years ago

      Loved this! Up interesting and awesome...

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      it's kinda mind boggling for me...are these riddles? but yeah, i agree that lake has lots of benefits for us...


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