The Grove

 


The grove was the best location the gang had
for reshooting sixpenny matinées –
holidayfuls of Tommy’s Revenge
and Escape from Stalag Luft III.

It was a take-it or take-it friendship
that meant it was your duty to escape,
punishment to be enjoyed by you, in turn,
always your turn, in a smelly, muddy hole.

Nonchalant extras strolled across the set,
walking dogs, seeing no evil;
guards loaded caps, planning revenge.

You enthusiastically collected branches
and bricks to weigh down the roof,
pulled it over you, sat tight and waited.

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© Nemo 2021
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Jolen

HI Nemo;
I enjoyed your reflective piece. Your lines are clear and you have some very strong imagery here for the reader to digest and enjoy.
blessings,
jolen

Gerry

Another writer giving their age away 😉 Ours were Four-penny matinees at the ‘bughutch’ but the mud holes will have been the same! Brought back memories…
gerry.

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