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The Wayward's Road

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The Wayward's Road

As I stumbled on the pebbled road 
I broke a toenail and it left bloodstains 
On the humble stones.

“Why did you let me get wounded,” I asked.
A voice from behind the obsequious hills answered,
“I did not,” the voice said reassuringly.
“I desired that you take the other road, but you didn’t listen.”

I trod on. Pained.
I searched for a band to stop the bleeding.
A long black thing lay on the grass.
Serpent!

“Why did you allow that devil bite me?” I cried.

“I did not,” the voice uttered.
“I sent an old man to give you a handkerchief 
for you to bind your broken nail but 
you said you weren’t crying.”

“Why can’t you just warn me at once?”

“I tried to.”

“You did? When?"

“I called you but you thought I was your girlfriend.”






Adjudged 8th Place in Destroyer~Poet's COLLABORATING IN THE CLOUDS Contest
June 20, 2012

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  1. Date: 7/17/2012 1:46:00 PM
    Congratulations Glenn, on your win with this creative write. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 1:37:00 PM
    congrats Glenn on a beautiful write and win for this excellent vision in the clouds theme luv..

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 7:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in P. D.'s "Clouds" contest Glenn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 1:31:00 AM
    Glenn congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 6:25:00 AM
    A very well done poem. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 11:51:00 PM
    Glenn, congratulations with your beautiful collaboration in the clouds. Read every poem over and over. Thank you for the support, God Bless :-) PD

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 9:47:00 PM
    Great job Glenn. Good luck in the contest. Thank you for your comments.

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 10:47:00 PM
    I agree with Richard below...we seldom listen to The Man...we get distracted easily & when we're in trouble, we ask the dreaded question 'Oh God why???' Ha. Good entry for the contest Glenn...think pd's gonna like it...best of luck!!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 5:32:00 PM
    hahaha, so true many times God calls us away from the bad but being distracted by worldly things always gets us in trouble,great write Glenn,I really enjoyed