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Old Castle

  The old grey castle is dark,
  Wait, through a broken window 
  I see some striking light.
  What I do see is beyond me.
  The flames are going to hit the 
  floor, where small lighting 
  flashes bore through .
  Where oh where can I hide?
  Not under the bed, that 's a floor.
  I think I'll wake up and see 
  no more.

Anne Rutherford 
For Leighann Anderson's   contest 
Magic Words.

Copyright © Anne Rutherford

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  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:39:00 PM
    Anne , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. pd

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 8:37:00 AM
    What a poem with ggreat images! Loved it, Anne! Yes, the cast is off, but still 15days to recovery as there is pain and swelling. Thanks for your concern dear Anne.

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 2:16:00 PM
    I felt like reading a castle poem and I found one in your list, Anne. I am just now recalling this contest..yes, it was a fun one...I wrote about a Sorcerer named Simon...children's poetry is not very well celebrated here but I just keep trying to push a teenie tiny bit through. The magic contained within your dreamer's castle is refreshing, Ann. YOur questions guided me through. Enjoyed. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 10:44:00 PM
    A very moving and heartfelt read Anne. A profound and very captivating piece such as this one leaves the mind wondering... Many thanks for sharing!

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 6:52:00 AM
    made me smile...behind the tapestry on the wall the one with the image of St. George the Draogon Slayer! Thanks for your kind comment on the Sowing, serious poetry doesn't get much read here. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 5:56:00 AM
    Soup Mail!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 8:53:00 AM
    When I was in Europe and El Moro Castle In Puerto Rico went to a few castles and that was an amazing place. This poem brings back those fond memories, thank you from a gracious heart it did me well to reflect, your poem is tops in my book, God bless

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 10:17:00 AM
    I just love this old castle Anne. I love the intrigue in it, the possible eventuality or not. Good luck in Leighann's contest. Many thanks for the lovely comments on my passion Senryu :)

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 12:36:00 PM
    Interesting one that you have penned...Reads like a winner to me...Good luck in the contest.Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 4:00:00 PM
    Oooh. A chilling ending if you mean death. Or was it all a dream? I like how it's open ended like that and up to the reader to interpret, like it's a mystery! Good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 7:33:00 PM
    just checking in on you,,,hope you are well i just wanted to thank you for your comments,,, and say that everyone say's it is all the same in the end,,,,,but we, have our friend jesus, who for some reason loves us so much that our end is something different,,,our beginning........

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 6:55:00 AM
    Very thoughtful and beautiful like all of your poems <3

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 3:00:00 AM
    That is a good ability for see and be two places at one time, Instead of waking up, bring your pen and think about the dream some more! This is what I call a work up to a very good wake-up! It is a great thing when a Poet has discovered what he/she has written. Keep the write-up, Up! Your friend in the pen/G,FIELDS

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 1:42:00 PM
    than you for the welcome comment Anne.!

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 11:21:00 AM
    thank you Ann for commenting on Father's Day Wish.

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 10:18:00 AM
    Great words Anne! and I love the ending.. Thoubert

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 2:41:00 PM
    Very interesting write, I really liked it Jeff

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 12:42:00 PM
    Wishing you some good results Anne in the contest with this piece..

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 9:43:00 AM
    wonderful anne, lol i like it,,,,,i have been trying to keep up with the kids,,,my son has a rock band and my daughter has summer chearleading,,,so you know how busy it cand be,,,but i will always check in on my friends and write some poems,,,thanks for the comments...

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 8:46:00 PM
    Hey, anne, I see you wrote on that picture. It was too difficult for me. I could not think of a thing. Glad to see you came up with something. Sounds like you made yours into a dream! Luv ya, andrea