The Lake

Lawrence_original_3-1by Lawrence Estrey11 Jan 2020

the lake lies by a roadside
hidden by hedges and trees
a stretch of country lane
that passes through an English village

Old Money and New
a village with a history one would choose to forget

the lake looks calm on a summer day
the water reflecting rural surroundings
an oasis that invites people to dive in and swim

but no one dares
the village legend remains strong
the myths and the facts
memories of those that have drowned in the lake

the lake
stay away