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The Sentinel

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The Sentinel

One lone tree standing sentinel over the grassy field; patches of weeds stealing ground 
with dandelions intermingled, their bright, cheery color lessening their thievery. The 
splotched, motley colors of leather-skin disguises the barren ground where cows trod, 
making a maze of trails.
 The tree's shadow meets its restraints, as it gives refuge to all that draws near. Birds rest in 
the branches. Rabbits nibble clover. Then, with full stomach, they hop off to the thicket 
beside the fence, the fence that frames the field where one lone tree stands sentinel.

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  1. Date: 2/9/2010 1:31:00 PM
    You write Beautifully!

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 8:22:00 PM
    i love the words you used in your write. nature and the animals that grow along with it. wonderful<: -Always Lynette

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 5:57:00 PM
    Sounds like this tree is where it's happening! Nice vivid description and play by play, Virginia. -Robert

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 5:24:00 PM
    good story, very desriptive.

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 4:01:00 PM
    I love the way you described this setting...Enjoyed your poem...Marty

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 3:57:00 PM
    Great write in this prose. The descriptiveness presented here was excellent. Sara