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A Man

On a walk straight through the park
I saw a light, perhaps a spark
That sped across the cloudless sky.
I failed to ask wherefore and why.
Then it stopped directly up above
And reminded me of a tale I love-
A tale they tell from long ago.
Its origins, however, I do not know.

The story goes once there was a man
Living in the woods without a clan.
He lived there alone in a tall Oak tree
Running to hide at the buzzing of a bee.
Hikers so scared this solitary fellow
Upon seeing one he'd let out a bellow.
They tell me that even to this very day
He can be heard when winds blow this way.
So, next time you hike when the cold wind moans
It might just be that man quaking to his bones.

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:31:00 PM
    Lisa ,,, congratulations with your poem featured on the soup home page... love it~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 4:33:00 PM
    I love this poem and your style of writing. it paints a picture in my head.

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 3:01:00 PM
    Lisa, welcome to P-Soup ! - A very well written poem. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Stoffer Avatar Lisa Stoffer
    Date: 11/21/2012 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kind words about my poem, Anne. I appreciate hearing feedback on any of my work, especially ones I enjoyed writing. I hope to read your's too on the PoetrySoup site. Thanks again.
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 7:18:00 PM
    Hi Lisa - Good first poem on the soup! Welcome! Kept my interest all the way through. Poor guy. BTW - Thanks for your comment. I didn't post the answer to what's true as a comment, but I added it at the bottom of the poem so that everyone could just see it after they are finished reading. - Gail

    Stoffer Avatar Lisa Stoffer
    Date: 11/21/2012 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Gail! I like hearing that kind of feedback. Fortunatly, I do not know anyone like this. I am not sure where the idea originated. It might have popped in my mind after one of my hikes in a local park. I can hear some strange noises out there on windy days :) Thanks again.