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Cedric the Single-Celled Organism

a very very long time ago
before there was you or i
there was cedric alone
and in the ocean he cried

you definitely could not hear
but he cried as he swam
and you could never see him
as he searched for a friend

he swam to the east
though he did not know
and he swam to the west
as fear filled his vibrio

he began to panic
as the ocean floor dropped
he prayed for company
but then he stopped

he stopped swimming
and looked around
he was so confused
he had to sit down

he began to sink
as he pondered his existence
where did he come from?
what was his purpose?

he began to wonder
if the ocean was “it”
he needed to know
so he got up real quick

he swam straight up
as fast as he could
what would be up there?
would it be good?

as he approached the surface
the ocean became rough
there was a huge storm outside
and swimming became tough

he struggled through rips
and dodged whirlpools
he maintained focus
determined to get an eyeful

when he reached the surface
cedric look out into the waves
he couldn’t see much
but he saw clouds and rain

as the wind got stronger
and the water swelled beneath him
cedric was picked up
and he caught a glimpse

he saw the shore
all sand and rocks
he longed to be there
and then he was shocked

he saw a flash of light
and screamed in vain
he felt his single celled body
torn apart without refrain

he was struck by lightning
and heated to the core
and he looked around
to find the cause

what he saw when he turned
took him quite by surprise
it was another germ
the same shape, the same size

before cedric could say anything
right before his eyes
his brand new friend
began to double in size

as he grew larger
cedric began to worry
the look on his face
made cedric feel sorry

cedric did not like this
did not like it at all
and decided that he
would head to the shore

he grew sad again
and as he swam away
he was split down the middle
it had happened again

he could not control it
he was in such strife
but it is cedric you should thank
for you very own life.

Cedric the Single-Celled Organism


Melbourne, Australia

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this is a story about evolution and how life began

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  • Genevieve Robey
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