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Bigfoot and I

I have no cause to lie, my memory is clear. The night was cool, the moon rising. Fresh scents from a passing rain captures the air. My campfire kept me warm from the damp forest, its light reflecting dancing shadows. I felt relaxed and calm, stress had fled, from my world of constant work. My coffee was now ready when I heard a branch snap, off to my left' The furious rustle of branches pierced my ears. A strong musky stench filled the air, surrounding me. My heart raced as I stared into the darkness, trying to see what had came near my camp. I was alone, fire my only defense, but from what? A sound, a low bellowing sound, cracked the foundations of my belief. A beast nine feet tall appeared from the thick bush and stood quietly still. I had no where to run or hide. The beast consumed the space in front of my eyes. It walked towards me hands out, palms up. I was confused,disoriented, frightened, until I saw from the crackling flames, porcupine quills. The pain in its eyes burned into me, crying out for help. I reached over and calmly pulled each one out, lifting me eyes to its face each time. It seems I heard a low rumble that sounded like relief. This beast, this huge beast looked down on me. The silence could have sliced through ice. It suddenly turned and walked away. leaving me trembling with a fire and shadows. I slowly picked up my cup of coffee, still looking into the bush, still frightened. My legs stop quivering as I sat on a log, next to my fire and smiled, knowing no one would believe me. 4/16/15 Frederic Parker

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 5/10/2015 3:41:00 PM
Yes, it is a wild tall tale..Way to go with this winner..Congrats..Sara
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Date: 5/9/2015 4:40:00 PM
Hi Frederic.. Your write was my personal favorite. Congrats on your BIG win!
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Date: 5/8/2015 1:35:00 PM
Frederic, thank you for supporting the BigFoot Contest. I had fun sponsoring and hosting this contest theme. Stop by the big foot blog. Under my sissy's Skat blog, titled "Welcome to Poetry Soup's Big Foot Tour." Enjoy the pics if you'd like. Congrats to you, Congrats to all on the list. BigFoot ~A Poet Destroyers contest~ Always & forever <3 LINDA<3
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Date: 5/8/2015 12:47:00 PM
Frederic, Congratulations on the bigfoot contest. SKAT love
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Date: 5/8/2015 11:25:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, a 7. : ~ ) blessings Eve
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Date: 5/7/2015 6:13:00 PM
Well, you made a believer out of me..haha. Congrats on a nice win with this tender piece. BG
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Date: 4/18/2015 8:27:00 AM
Wow I can't believe that happened to you. I wonder if one day soon he'll find you to do something kind for you...like happens in Fairy Tales. By the way you didn't mention if you also went fishing and how large the fish you caught was! This is an amazing write, I hope to see you high on the winner list of this contest!
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/18/2015 5:02:00 PM
Maurice if you stick one hand out,your left hand then look to your right the fish I caught was that big...I'll leave you with this..there is a fine line between fishing and sitting on a river bank holding on to a piece of string.
Date: 4/16/2015 12:21:00 PM
No way Frederic! I don't believe you! Just kidding. It's a good poem buddy! Keep on scribblin'.
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