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The Dinghy Affair
by D. L. Vegas
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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True story...

It was late in the afternoon
Waiting for our father
To finish what he was doing

Putting a dinghy on the back
Of his boat
We tried to be patient-

I was around 12, my sister 11
We took off in my father's cruiser
Twenty-three foot Criss-Craft

It happened on the river-
The dinghy snapped

Part of the hardware
Hit my sister close
To her temple

Blood all over the deck
I was trying to calm her
For she was jumping all over

I never saw my father so scared
He speeded up-
Went to Andy's where he got his gas

We went inside
An ambulance was called
She got stitches and a shot

My father got rid of the dinghy... ... ...


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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/22/2012
Glad it turned out to be a happy ending!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/21/2012
You brought us into the moment and this is a almost like an aseops fable...a lesson that no matter how important something we are doing at the moment...our children always come first.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/20/2012
oh my goodness!! this must have been
very frightening for you too!! Traumatic even...
I bet her goose egg was scarey too, injuries to
our temples are extemely serious :( I can visualize
your father's fear...

Pillow Fights & Ostrich Feathers
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 5/20/2012
I don't blame him!

Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 5/20/2012
Laughing, not at the circumstance. Once you've become a parent of a child your whole world stops as you knew it. Not that this is a bad thing, because your children are a blessing and a beautiful gift given to you. Therefore, you want to protect them. Needless to say that offender (dingy) had to go.

Wonderful Deborah, I just loved this morning poetry/story of a snippet of your young life.

Thank you

Love and Light
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/20/2012
So sad that a tragedy ruined what sounded like a perfect day.

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