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Igor the Ogre

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Igor the Ogre

humans spotted, Igor hides ‘neath his bridge with watchful eyes, the bridge sees them pass “It’s safe,” she murmurs to Igor leaving the bridge’s safe retreat Igor knows his foes will be heading back “May I?” he asks the might oak “Let my branches carry you to safety,” the centuries-old oak responds, “I am strong; I will not break. Let my manly arms surround you.” torch lights borne by villagers approach again but the oak protects Igor, swinging its arms in the wind making it too dangerous for them to find Igor hidden he remains in this shaky loft caressing the oak’s arms in gratitude until the bridge whispers, “It’s safe to return home.” villagers' lights fade in the distance as Igor regrets being born an ogre with only a tree and a bridge to love
For the Fairy Tales Contest *Personification in the tree and the bridge

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  1. Date: 5/25/2012 10:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win. A lonely but interesting ogre poem.

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 10:03:00 AM
    Poor Igor !! Even Ogres need love and seems to have found it. How dejected yet loved is he !! Congrats on your Win !!

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 6:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 2:26:00 AM
    Carolyn, congrats on your win, loved this ..David

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 7:32:00 PM
    Congratulations, Carolyn, on your win in Debbie's contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 7:04:00 PM
    Great are an amazing storyteller. I really enjoyed it! Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 11:39:00 AM
    A Frankensteinian masterpiece. I can see that Ogre hiding under the bridge, so ugly, so lonely. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:20:00 AM
    my favourite tree, my favourite poet with a wonderful poem, what more could i ask for?

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Very nice carolyn!! Leaves one wanting more! Is the bridge a boy or a girl? [I think you want a [mighty oak] line 6..ohhh this just begs for pictures!! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 6:04:00 PM
    Your free verse writing is quite unique Carolyn, very creative and imaginative. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 5:51:00 PM
    Creative and great imagination..Enjoyed reading your contest entry..It is sure to be a winner..Good luck in the contest..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 4:11:00 PM
    A sad ending, but a fantastic story poem.

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 3:53:00 PM
    Beautiful written dear Carolyn, I always look forward to read your poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 3:48:00 PM
    Carolyn, superb,good luck..,David