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The Prey

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The Prey

The brush moves and my aim does not waver.
Foraging there, on the rim of the pond
A sounder of wild boar brings a shiver
And the grunts and the squeals that I have spawned.
From the thicket a sow charges and bites;
Bleeding, I climb to the limb of a tree,
As razorback frenzy welcomes the night -
Now I am prey and pray to be free;
That the morning light will find the beasts gone,
Or that others not find the scent of my blood,
Or that tied to this tree, will I last long -
Will infection and pain rush in a flood.
    Or, like a wounded deer in the thicket
    Will I die and be eaten within it...

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  1. Date: 3/15/2014 8:23:00 AM
    Hi, Congrats on your worthy win. From one who preys to be the actual prey. Could it be karmic justice? All the best Theresa xx

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 2:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine with beautiful sonnet, craig

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 1:12:00 AM
    Craig, Congratulations, on your Hunt for a Sonnet Gem. Awesomely done. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/14/2014 10:50:00 PM
    Craig, hope you're enjoying your vacation while I take in The Prey.. Great write and Win!

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 7:32:00 PM
    great poem! this makes me think of "old yeller" (ever read it?). i love the line with "prey" and "pray" - very clever...

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 3:08:00 PM
    this one is awesome, also! I like very much how you have brought in the wild boar, aka havalina. and now...there you are, the hunter, tied to a tree...the foxes and wolves, maybe even bear are sure to find you now. Very, very nice. Love it! hugs, catie :)

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 1/28/2014 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Catie but those aren't my words but those I have to use from the previous sonnet---as per rules of the crown-----hugs
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey
    Date: 1/28/2014 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    why not.."The brush moves yet my aim does not waiver?"
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 2:39:00 PM
    Interesting and very action packed. Good one, Craig. Now we await fate.

    PAPYRUS Avatar KEITH PAPYRUS
    Date: 1/28/2014 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And alterations! :)
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 2:18:00 PM
    Hi Craig the content is very good and it stays in the theme, I know it is not your line but the first one only has 9 syllables, don't know if anyone has mentioned it to Debbie, otherwise I like it...David