by Night Blade*
Little Purple is still with me and growing up quite nicely, so here’s another piece of his life for all the world to read. (See Part 1 here.)
Little Purple illustration by Rayvensclaw
What’s a little fellow to do?
My brothers and sisters are so big and scary
If I move they’ll squash me
If I don’t move they’ll squish me
Oh dear, oh dear, what am I to do.
Before I cracked my shell
I was knocked and bashed about
So now as I look around
I see their bodies so huge
I’m just aquiver with terror and fright
At what they might do
I just daren’t leave my shell
Oh dear, oh dear, what’s going to happen to me!
With a thunder so huge I was deafened
With a rumble so large it shook my shell
My brothers and sisters charged off
And left me behind in the fragments of their shells
Eek, ouch, ooh, argh; eek, ouch, ooh argh,
It hurts it hurts,
The pain, the pain
How am I going to get through
These shells so huge
And where oh where am I going
When I can’t see where I’ve been.
My tummy’s rumbling
My throat’s so dry
I’ll never get out of these shells
Perhaps I’ll die!
With a swish and a whoosh
His father’s arm so large
Grabbed Little Purple out of the rubble
Setting him down
On a bed so soft and large
He fell straight through.
Text & Illustration © 2009 Night Blade & Rayvensclaw