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The Otters Play

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The Otters Play

Along the walk the suits and sneakers stroll,
So many faceless smiles that tell a lie,
And don't reveal the true and costly toll,
Instead with righteous glare they will deny.
We walked one time along this very shore
To skip a stone and watch the otters play
And vowed not to become what we abhorred,
A knight and a sweet damsel we would stay.
But that was all so very long ago
And as the storm blows in from o're the pond
And suits hide there behind their parasols,
It's for the simple times I dearly long.
   Just like the otters we will splash and dive    
   And naked in the rain we will survive.




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  1. Date: 1/4/2014 6:10:00 AM

    A good sonnet--a "love" poem, but not exactly. A good comment on human hypocrisy. I would like to use this one in the current text if you would so permit.

    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/4/2014 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You may use any Karen, it's an honor!
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:00:00 PM

    Craig, Congratulations :-) In Debbie's "Metamorph" contest. always~ PD

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 1:57:00 PM

    Very descriptive and creative work that you have penned in this one..Enjoyed reading it this afternoon..Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 12:13:00 AM

    Congrats on your brilliant win Craig~A.O

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:57:00 PM

    Craigh this is really completing each other, My favorite lines are the last two, those are spectacular closing :D wishing you a wonderful day :D hug, Yanny

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 4:23:00 PM

    Together they felt like one poem. Very well done Craig. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 3:41:00 PM

    OH yeah, that's the way to a sow's ear into a silk purse, you are so smart, since I already had critiqued the 3 liner LOL..you just keep poking me all you want! Prodded with sonnets is so romantic ;) Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 1:57:00 PM

    Awesome re-write, Craig! I always love your sonnets, and this might be my favourite of yours so far! Congratulatons :) (And thanks for the comment about your contest - I went ahead and entered it!)

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 1:49:00 PM

    Congrats Craig So much hiding in that Haiku. An interesting metamorphosis.

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 11:51:00 AM

    congrats on a fine win Craig

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 10:57:00 AM

    Oh WOW Craig, love it congratulations, yes so may lies in this life. Its so good to see you everywhere. Terry xo

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 10:11:00 AM

    Many congratulations Craig , well done sonnets are becoming my favorite form xx

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:24:00 AM

    This poem evolved into a wonderful sonnet.......I feel damp from the misty waters, as I read this metamorph!!Great poems each one!!

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 2:44:00 PM

    i too love the imagery and the the visual aspects craig,, also Otters are one of my favourite animals...

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 9:25:00 AM

    ha ha..i love the play, and imagery... very cute on the Otters, part.... and we will survive... and how you mixed both thoughts together... I will never know... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 6:06:00 PM

    These are beautiful Craig...and yes too bad things can't always stay the same....

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 3:53:00 PM

    love both poems, Craig - a sure winner in Deb's contest