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Eyes Like a Hawk

My mom has eyes like a hawk. They‘re in the back of her head. In town, she told me not to gawk. I followed down the path she led. We saw a tiger wearing skates I stared and saw her scowl! There was a basket full of snakes. Still she glared a look most foul! We watched a ferret playing dead I laughed and thought she’d faint. When I petted the eagle’s bald head she tapped her foot in complaint. We spied a coyote wearing boots and I smiled a big wide grin. Amid the monkeys howls and hoots, she warned me once again. We heard the cry of the muted owl and when I ventured forth to see the warning I had heard her growl stirred a sudden fear in me. We passed many a strange sight, and I could not help but look. She told me it was impolite. That was the last trip we took.

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Date: 9/28/2022 8:32:00 PM
I think manners were far more enforced by the mum's of yesteryear, and sometimes we may have felt that they were unfair and extreme. Sadly many of their teaching have disappeared along with the good manners they taught. A lovely fanciful poem to read Linda. I detected a subtle message in it.
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 9/29/2022 5:41:00 AM
I agree with you Wendy. My mother was very strict about etiquette and, as you say, sometimes I felt stifled by it. However, her lessons have served me well and I am so grateful to her for them. I am glad you enjoyed my poem :) Linda
Date: 9/24/2022 11:19:00 PM
A big imagination on a walk that didn't seem that much fun. Nice imagery in this one, Linda. Have a nice weekend, my friend. Bill
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 9/25/2022 6:22:00 AM
Hey Bill. How's it going? I appreciate your visit and comments. :) Linda
Date: 9/24/2022 12:53:00 PM
Ahhh!! Whoa!! I think your mom had her hands full with the little ones. I like the way you did this one. The metaphors, etc. Thank you for sharing and for dropping by my page. Sara
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 9/25/2022 6:21:00 AM
Hi Sara. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my fun, silly poem. :) Linda
Date: 9/23/2022 3:38:00 PM
I guess mom was very stern. Fortunately, you still managed to be a keen observer with a clever imagination, just the qualities needed to write excellent poetry! Be well always, Linda.
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 9/24/2022 7:22:00 AM
Hi Thomas. It's nice to have you visit. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Linda
Date: 9/22/2022 12:14:00 PM
Nice pen Linda, good rhyme and flow with really good imagery too.
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 9/22/2022 4:18:00 PM
Hello Gordon Nice to have you visit. :) Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read and comment. Linda
Date: 9/21/2022 7:20:00 PM
Seems like Mom -- with eyes like a hawk -- was one of the crew there! lol... Take any trips with Dad?! Keep smiling now, Gershon
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 9/22/2022 6:37:00 AM
LOL. Trips with Dad were altogether different. :)) laf
Date: 9/21/2022 6:58:00 PM
seems to me like she took you to a zoo!!! Very cute poem!
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 9/22/2022 6:35:00 AM
Thanks Andrea...the young often see things that older folks don't! Linda
Date: 9/21/2022 12:56:00 PM
I agree. I'll never visit a zoon like your mum's.
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 9/21/2022 1:33:00 PM
It was an interesting trip Victor :) Linda