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Mischievous Imp

There are warnings in the evening wind, a voice of bold acclaim There is darkening of the opal moon,.... and hints of cold and change A rumbling oath, from outer hills, of thick and cloudy air Soon it comes, it shakes old panes, a night of storm and flames Intruding peace! A flash! A crack! It strikes a weathervane! One drip, annoying bedtime imp, now appears when I recline And while I snore, each drop irks me... I groan, "Oh, stop it, now!" I lie awake, to a thunderous ode, while a splash intrudes my aims Now it floods, and.. where's a boat? A gush of rain is pouring in!... Clouds are cursing, and shingles are surging as water is soaring in Ceilings are leaking, a river is rising, and buckets are carpeting a floor Under covers I hover, I shiver and shudder, I'm denied a chance of crying Oh,... would I dare, one wink, one snore? Or should I smile, and dive in?
______________________________________________________________ For David William's Contest: "Con/Vow"

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 3:06:00 AM
    Well, did you smile and dive in?...Hope you had your life jacket on!...What flow, what rhythm in this very kool poem Carrie, and as always I treasure your wonderful comments on my stuff (may I have this dance?) - Tim

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 9:16:00 AM
    Carrie, congratulations with your awesome win..xox~PD

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 3:07:00 AM
    Lol!! Carrie congratulations on your win!! This is so rhythmic and fun. Well done. Huggss deb

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 3:01:00 AM
    You can't swim without getting wet and this Con/Vow flows.... ;-) Congratulations on your win with this outstanding write, Carrie. Love, Su

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie on your top win!Loved this one.

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 9:31:00 PM
    Congratulations:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 7:46:00 PM
    There's a nice flow. Nicely done. I like it. It reads well.

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 2:57:00 PM
    Masterful, Carrie!! Congrats on your well deserved win. That horrible little imp!! I think I once used the image of an imp to portray a disaster in one of my poems a long time ago too!

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Well if you swam in the stuff from Sandy you got hoobeeCooBee BIG time..yuck! Congrad's on your winning write.Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 10:00:00 AM
    Carrie Congratulations on your placement in my contest, this one had me laughing at your misfortune, hope it's not true, glad you dived into the contest, well done...David

  1. Date: 2/18/2013 11:22:00 PM
    Goggles required.

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 10:47:00 AM
    You make this contest seem too easy!! WOW! Im impressed, Carrie! The flow is splendid... and there is a musical "rhyme" hidden around your words. Beautiful (and very funny) poem! Yes, won! : )

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Another outstanding poem which I really enjoyed reading this evening my dear Carrie! A winner for sure! Good luck and thank you so much for sharing! Have a grace-filled day always! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 9:07:00 AM
    It is humorous. Perfect style for this poem. The title is really good too; it adds more demention to the story.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Wow....I had to catch my breath at the end-as if I was in the midst of the action. Good luck with the contest.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 3:13:00 AM
    Sounded more like horror, Carrie. - Thanks for your nice poem and luck in contest ! - Have a nice weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:40:00 PM
    Ha, Carrie a very interesting and mysterious poem... the poem is exciting and then it take a deep turn at the same time... enjoyed the imps around.. :-)..always~ LINDA