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Dark Coat-Tails

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Dark Coat-Tails

Naked as the day of my birth, I lay upon the floor
coverless and chill, eyes fluttering, closed, yet aware... 
inwardly I stare, counting chest rises, in despair.
My fear of onward life is more than I can ignore.
Outside, a fluttering of wings seeking to explore,
the haunting howl of wolf, whose mating call taunts, beware,
both harbingers of death; I grasp with each breath of air,
sending scorching ripples through a shaking fearful core.

Moonlight cloaks my sentient form, and heaven guards my plight.
Covers tossed, comfort shorn, I search for ribald tales
to return to me a bit of warmth and playful light.
A hoot, a yip, a chirping melody, which prevails
reminding me of the paths beyond the pale that invite,
for I am just a dreamer tossed, on night's dark coat-tails.


Date: 9/26/12
Contest: Dreams

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  1. Date: 5/14/2013 7:58:00 AM
    Debbie, this would have been higher for me--as usual you nail the images with perfection.

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 8:02:00 PM
    This has an ethereal quality about it, congrats Debbie on your win xxx

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Debbie I enjoyed reading your winning poem this evening. Congratulation! Nicely done. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Congratulations Debbie, enjoyed reading your poem. As usual your poems have deep beautiful sentences. Love Terry xoxo

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:33:00 PM
    There's so much dramatic imagery in this write. Congrats on your win, Debbie! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:38:00 PM
    Congratulations Debbie on your well deserved win. Connie

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Debbie ' congratulations with your sweet win 'take care~SKAT

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:03:00 AM
    Great lines here, Debbie....masterful...congrats!

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:05:00 PM
    Hola Debbie, thank you for giving me the second chance in viewing this one for my contest...CONGRATULATIONS!!! Always & Forever ;-) LINDA

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 7:24:00 AM
    I love it.

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 11:24:00 PM
    This is really wonderful Debbie. Love the last line.

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 10:08:00 PM
    "Moonlight cloaks my sentiment form and heaven guards my plight." Like, who writes like this...only a great poetic mind. Did you lay on the floor as the day of your birth? just askin!! One love. Joy Wells

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 9/27/2012 5:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hmm I meant the naked part was there NOW and at birth..good point Joy!
  1. Date: 9/26/2012 8:23:00 PM
    Beautiful imagery Debbie, you and I are on the same page tonight, we both used the word harbingers in our poetry tonight, I am sending you a little bird of happiness tonight, a little chirp from his feathered heart, says, "I love you, now sleep tight," vie

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    Date: 9/26/2012 8:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thought the same thing. What a coincidence!
  1. Date: 9/26/2012 7:05:00 PM
    A beautiful mind you have. Clear images displayed in every line! "My fear of onward life is more than can be ignored", is riveting!