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The Misfit

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The Misfit

The forest's morning sunlight tip-toes through the trees
casting puzzle pieces round, oh so, carelessly;
hiding all the corner bits scattered by the breeze.

The slighter boles of ash whisper endlessly
as their upright slash of gray teases 'tween the green
while their larger cousins stand, oh so, stoically.

And, the sky far over head blues the in between
back lighting, spruce and pine, as far as the eye can see.
Man intrudes like a child, man and his machines.  

Knocking down the squirrel's nest, disturbing the bee 
leaving waste along the path, muddying the stream
misplaced is his disregard in that we all agree. 

Oh so brashly, mankind walks through nature's domain 
a misfit son, a terror, crippling while he reigns.


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  1. Date: 8/23/2013 3:48:00 AM
    Man is nature's nemesis..

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Captivating

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 6:49:00 PM
    MJ comes to mind . . . Congrats on your win!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 8/15/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Michael Jackson?
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 8/12/2013 6:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hmm MJ? anyone?
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 1:27:00 PM
    Love this poem Debbie....

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 11:00:00 AM
    As always Debbie, beyond the pale with your imaging--you'd have tip-toed on the mountain top with iambic pentameter because otherwise this poem rules!

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 8/11/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Craig... seems I never dot all the eyes lately, believe it or not I get a trapped feeling by rules LOL
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 9:14:00 AM
    congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 8:42:00 PM
    Well done Debbie. Sad and true. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:04:00 PM
    nice~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 4:35:00 PM
    hey, I saw this just earlier today I think WAY to GO,Debs. A well deserved win.

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 1:48:00 PM
    wow! imagery & power DX

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Yes, that we do, unfortunately. Clear-cuts always make me sad, and mad. Nice work... Jack

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 12:02:00 PM
    Absolutely gorgeous write.

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 10:18:00 AM
    I have to think of the adds for island vacations - since when are lavish hotels beautiful? Good work. Love, daver

    austin Avatar daver austin
    Date: 8/9/2013 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And Vegas is a pile of junk! Just Old Dave's opinion.
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 9:37:00 AM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:29:00 AM
    I once did a sonnet on this theme, Debs. How mankind mars nature's scene. Well done! typo in l line 8.

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 5:34:00 AM
    Man has wreaked havoc upon the animals causing many to be on the brink of extinction...great write..

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Wow! Beautiful transition to pointed moral....blissfully lost in your wilderness! jimbo

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 12:16:00 PM
    Excitedly I read the last two lines..Great work..Sara