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The Visitor-

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The Visitor-

The town lay dark and sleeping,
people safe ,in beds were keeping.
Only I , restless , hounded.
walked down the street,
heart pounded.
What called me from my nightly slumber?
Something lonely, a despairing hunger.
Through the gate , a soldier stumbles,
in the distance , cannon rumbles.
Suddenly , in my arms he falls,
“1863? he said,” do you see the musket balls?”
His blood soaks through a letter,
he pushes in my hands.
“Give this to my Jeanette,
make sure she understands!”
With one last cold and wintry breath,
Like fog he disappears,
I’m bewildered , frightened,
for he didn’t know the year.
It’s 2013 now, and Jeanette is now long gone,
I keep the blood stained letter ,
in my mind the cannon echoes on.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2013 12:36:00 PM
    Congratulations!!! Jeanette--It was nice viewing your Featured Poem on the soups Home page :) this past week. Take Care and enjoy the NEW coming week.... *Luv~ > LINDA <

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 3:30:00 PM
    ohhh spooky! reminded me of the new show sleepy hollow! Yes limericks have only 2 definite meters & no meter NO limerick! [Glad you liked my I tried to do the meter it never seems exactly right grrr] Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 12:23:00 AM
    Jeanette, , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 2:14:00 AM
    Respect, love your writing Jeannette. "in my mind the cannon echoes on' OOOOO

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 7:05:00 PM
    brilliant write Jeannette....welcome to the soup...

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Yesterday, in the doctor's office, I saw a man who looked exactly like Stephen King. Today, in my home office, I read a writer who was as creative as Stephen King.... Great going, my friend.... You will do well here in the Soup.... I loved it!! Jake

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 6:00:00 PM
    Hi, Jeannette! Great piece! Welcome to poetrysoup! This is such a great place to be! Nice to meet you my Souper-Friend! Love,love,love! :-) - Den

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 3:26:00 PM
    hello Jeanette, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 3:14:00 PM
    wow...reminds me of some of the tales I hear of in Gettysburg pa....nicely penned poem...enjoyed the read, welcome to poetry soup :)

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 1:42:00 PM
    - Welcome to P-Soup, Jeanette ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - (Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours). - My first greeting to you from Norway. - I will come back to read more.... another day :)))) / / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Fantastic! What a great story! Welcome to the soup.