Allegory Short Story


A bird chirps... a mother cries on her knees... a man lays dead on the side of the road... a dog limps across the highway...

The bird chirps for its baby which has fallen from the tree... the mother weeps tears of joy for her son who has just driven down the road towards college... the man on the side of the road has taken a bullet for his best friend... and the dog limps from a wound after taking a hit from a car protecting new born pups and tries to get to them on the other side...

A family takes a picture under a pavilion... an older man walks through a cemetery... a woman stands in court...

The family which looks so happy under the sunny pavilion is about as mixed up as an unsolved rubix cube... the man walks through the cemetery to visit his friend who died saving his life... the woman who stands in court on trial is there for crimes she did not commit, but the truth will not be told...

A baby cries... the music dies... a car won’t start...

The newborn baby weeps as it takes its first breath and sees it mothers eyes... the music dies to a wedding that has been going on all night... the car won’t start because the couple has just finished a drive in movie that they have been at...

A man throws a brutal blow to the face... a man throws his fist through the wall... a child falls...

The first man is the famous Muhammed Ali, who has just knocked out Sonny Liston in the first round of their second fight... the next man has just proposed to his girlfriend within the hour and found out she is engaged to another man... the child falls on his snowboard into the halfpipe for his first snowboarding tournament, he will become the great Shawn White...

A moon sets and the sun rises... guns go off... a flag flies high in the sky...

The moon sets for a bad day, and the sun rises on a new start... the guns go off as a sign that a new movement is in place, one of hope and independence... the battered flag shines in the night sky as a hym is written and just as the story begins... it comes to an end

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