Beatles and Beethoven

by Harmony Hodges

A lone beetle walked

Along a dusty road

His black shiny shell


As he entered

The shadow under the bridge


He hummed, "Helter Skelter"

And anticipated horse hooves

Callously crushing him

As they pulled boats

Down the canal


And when they arrived

Just as he thought they would

He froze

And squeezed his eyes shut

The sound of their weight

Hitting the hard dirt

Was heavy and loud

Stratospheric in nature


Then it passed


He opened his eyes

He could still hear


The sound of silence


So, he continued walking

And hummed, "Ode to Joy"

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Writers Bio

Harmony Hodges lives in the Pacific Northwest. She writes poetry and fiction.

Inspirational ImageUnder The Bridge by Cath Barton by Cath Barton

Pieces Inspired by this Image

'Once It Was Our Bridge'
by Tim Philippart

'Underneath '
by JD DeHart

'Water Under the Bridge'
by Carla Schwartz

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