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A Stone in the Cold part 6 - runner up

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A Stone in the Cold part 6 - runner up

(my part six entry into the crown sonnet started by Debs)

Ahead the bear in sudden motion stands.
I want to turn and run, but this is not
my way;  I grasp my knife in trembling hands.
This fight will be like none I’ve ever fought!

The beast is greatly wounded; I can tell
by how he weaves, and I must take his life!
His neck I’ll strike. I breathe in; then exhale. . .
With all my might, I lunge out with my knife.

My free wrist he has clawed, but I am good!
Again and then again, I thrust and thrust.
Blood gushes from him as I knew it would.
I willed his death, for in myself I trust.

His warmth I’ll take by scraping fur from skin.
I bow before the bear to honor him.

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  1. Date: 5/14/2014 10:27:00 PM
    Another wonderful sonnet Andrea. You can picture this act and feel the adrenalin rush. love phyl

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 2:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine with beautiful sonnet, andrea

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 1:13:00 AM
    Andrea, Congratulations, on your Hunt for a Sonnet Gem. Awesomely done. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/14/2014 10:56:00 PM
    Wow.. Sounds like you're as good with a knife as you are a pen.. I will tread lightly :) congrats!

  1. Date: 3/14/2014 10:08:00 PM
    congrats on your win my poetic friend, remind me never approach you unarmed especially if you have a knife

  1. Date: 3/14/2014 9:55:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Andrea

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 9:59:00 AM
    This is not your romantic type sonnet, but it does bear up under examination. I like it. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 2/18/2014 11:06:00 AM
    Comin' by to fave this......hey, I took out a bear with a knife...how cool is that...;)

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 2/18/2014 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANK you!!!
  1. Date: 2/10/2014 4:29:00 PM
    I love the action and the adventure that you put into this poem. It makes the words come alive, and I found myself reading faster and faster, just to see what happens next. A really great write, Andrea!...Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on my sonnet. :)

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 7:41:00 PM
    I'm sitting here out in left field. Not knowing what to think. A poem like this from your kind quill is enough to make me drink. :) Just having fun with rhyme. Quite a gripping tale of do or die bravery. Fun read, as long as that's all I have to do. :) Peace.

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 2/8/2014 7:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was just following a story line. Normally this kind of poetry would never have occurred to me!
  1. Date: 2/8/2014 1:27:00 PM
    Well Andrea I'd a never a thougt it of ya..' a dang wild woman sure enough..' and now ya wannn'a win the poetry prize i 'spose...Still Could be all in a day for ya' by the wa y best wishes there..' P S, and for the record j'ist how big was that Bar..'?

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 2/8/2014 7:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I don't know, Joe. The hunter was Caleb, not me. hahaha.(I am a runner up. When the contest is over, you will see the sonnets Debs chose to be in the crown of sonnets.)
  1. Date: 2/7/2014 10:06:00 AM
    Wow.....I was there with in this story....fantastic!

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 5:03:00 AM
    Wow Andrea, another beauty from the sonnet queen! This reminds me of the movie 'The Last of the Mohicans' when Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Uncas kill the deer and Uncas kneels down and says 'We are sorry for killing you my brother' and then thanks it for providing them with food. Wes Studi gave one of his best performances as Magua...He was downright scary! As always, thanks for your comments and support...You have been a true friend to me from the beginning...

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 4:25:00 AM
    Okay warrior princes I enjoyed this one from you. Great write my friend.

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 2:02:00 AM
    Violent survival....virtue in your victory Andrea Great write

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 4:56:00 PM
    Very strong story woven within these lines..I am glad that I stopped by to read you part in the sonnet..Thanks for the visit to my page..Spring will be here and it will be welcomed...Sara

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 4:53:00 PM
    OK first you kill him and than you honor him. I like that. What comes after taking the fur off? have a great day... Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 10:34:00 AM
    Came back to have another read Andrea, yes, once knew a girl named Emma, she was in my grade one class, you should have seen her penmanship, she was ahead of her times, unfortunately, God called her home so young, thank you for stopping by luv xxx

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 9:36:00 AM
    Sounds like a desperate battle! Was it influenced by Native American customs? Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 8:35:00 AM
    Well, I just LOVE this, my friend. I've just posted our collab poem - thanks again for writing with me : )

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