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Ode to Maggie

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Below is the poem entitled Ode to Maggie which was written by poet Lori Carlson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Ode to Maggie

Today I whispered my fears to you --
Wrapped my arms around your hard body
Scales tickling the underside of my arms
You've been keeping my secrets 
     since I was ten
You were barely as big as I 
     now behemoth 
You can almost touch the sky
Reach right up and greet the sun for me
I bury treasures at your feet --
Dig down deep into the earth 
Careful not to tap a single root
You've been the protector of my bounty
     for your entire life
What knowledge you bear, all for a little girl

In gratitude, as proof of Your love 
     You present to me
          One perfect white blossom

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 3:23:00 PM
    Lori, Welcome to the Soup. Your poem is lovely with sweet tender emotion and the last verse a perfect ending... :)

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 5:54:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup... Your first day on site is impressive. I bid you good writes and pleasant reads. .... Jake

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:28:00 PM
    Absolutely beautiful. I teared a little while reading it. It is always nice having someone in your life with that kind of respect. Lovely job.

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 1:27:00 PM
    Exceptional! Your phrasing and imagery are perfect for this piece, and your construction and layout are most imaginative. I'm glad I found THIS poem! Best wishes, Keith (PS Welcome to the Soup!)

    Carlson Avatar Lori Carlson
    Date: 7/6/2013 1:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank Keith.. sorry about the reply below, I was in the middle of thanking Drake and it posted under yours. Your comments mean a lot to me and thank you for the welcome.
    Carlson Avatar Lori Carlson
    Date: 7/6/2013 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Drake. I appreciate your lovely words. They are inspiring to me.
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 1:14:00 PM
    This was a gorgeous dedication. The ending hit hard for me. Excellent!

    Carlson Avatar Lori Carlson
    Date: 7/6/2013 1:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Drake. I appreciate your lovely words. They are inspiring to me.