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On a cold winter night

On a stormy winter night
With a chimney only in sight…
A pooch sat and stared…
At the curious sight
Of a flickering light
That dazed and caught his sight…
“Oh what is this flickery light!?”…
Thought this curious pooch…
“Whatever shall I do to this light that constantly makes me wag my tail?”
Silently he stared and gave the flickering light a very serious glare…

The pooch barked and howled wanting to play with this new light…
But the light only flickered and glared…
With colors about
And sounds that would shout
The pooch couldn’t resist…
He slowly crept up and went for a pounce…
But the light was no longer there…
“Where did you go?” 
Thought the curious pooch with tail wagging that he just couldn’t hide…




                                                                                               Fire & Ice contest
                                                                                                       Jessica
Now alone in the dark
Hearing the beating of his heart
The pooch settled down and grinned and thought…
“The light must have hid!”
The pooch searched through the house,
Under the couch,
Behind the tree,
Even under a flea…
But the light was nowhere to be seen…

With tail still wagging 
He curled up for a dream
And slowly drifted off to sleep
With the flickery light, dim but insight 
As well decided to sleep…
On cold winter nights…
With flickery lights…
And a pooch with silly dreams,
We understand the sight of sleepless nights
And why “the dish ran away with the spoon”…


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  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:59:00 AM

    Congrats on your great win..Creative work for the contest...Sara

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:58:00 AM

    Congratulations on your awesome win my dear Jessica! love/hugs, LG

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 3:06:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning spot Jessica love xx

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 3:00:00 AM

    Congratulations my friend Jessica on your fantastic win. Wishing you a blessed Christmas. Hugs/Love Maria

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 1:20:00 AM

    I REALLY LIKE the way you tell your beautiful story in this free verse. I felt like hurrying towards the end... ..... to return to the beginning again. And again.

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 8:44:00 PM

    Jessica, 2 perceived opposite meanings when it comes to "FIRE And ICE" :-) Congratulations with your winning poem In , Carol's contest... goodnight~ PD

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 5:10:00 PM

    this is a very unusual and delightful poem! Congrats on your win in the fire and ice contest.

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 1:56:00 PM

    Thank you for supporting my contest and congratulations on your placement Jessica. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 6:08:00 PM

    The poem "On a cold winter night" is nice. You describe the thoughts of the dog in the poem that's really cool how you do that. I have a 9 year old all white female cat named Melancholy and she runs after light and meows after she gets tired of it. She is sensitive and very sweet and she seems to really respond to light. I got to thinking about my cat and what she does when she sees sunlight and the dog in the poem does something with light so that got me to say Ah ha!