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On Watching Fur Fly

This breezy day outside the truckers’ Gas ‘n Go, I brush my doggie's hair of fine white strands- some short, some long- all seeming to remove themselves either separately or as small fur "cliques,“ each one intent on acts of random abdication. They float up and drift away; some get stuck in crevices of man's inventions, their journeying cut short. Others voyage upwards - and how do they end up? Snatched by larks? Brought back to earth? Are they made into some strange nesting fabric that shelters birdlings squabbling for a worm? Do some strands travel farther till they touch with eagles' peaks and then settle themselves in mountain hollows? Do other strays make their way to other cities or states to land on asphalt, snow or desert sand? I rarely see a canine hair anywhere except inside my house or in houses of the folks like me with pets. Surely escaped hairs and clumps lie in rest in numerous sundry parts of this world! Are there some of them still wafting through sky while humans on the ground below, sensitive to fur of kindly beasts, wheeze and sneeze, eyes watering, from unseen hairs? Imagine this. . . perhaps . . .their journey has an end in some far off place where every tiny piece instinctively collects arriving mates; then laid by magic hands side by side, they await the day when all God's creatures, man and beast alike, reunite with particles once lost. What a wonder it would be to see my shaggy Eskimo in lion-like magnificence, all hair restored to bushiness- and marvel of all marvels! In bodies of perfection, we’d all of us have need to shed no more! For PD's Another Free Verse Contest

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Date: 6/1/2013 2:15:00 PM
CONGRATS!!! love ~SKAT~
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Date: 6/1/2013 9:46:00 AM
Andrea, Congratulations on your sweet awesome free verse win.... you poem rocks... :-) Linda
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Date: 6/1/2013 9:20:00 AM
Congrats on your win, my friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 6/1/2013 4:56:00 AM
Congrats! I do love your work. Another well written piece. Kim
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Date: 6/1/2013 4:07:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Andy xx
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Date: 4/9/2013 1:13:00 PM
Stunningly crafted work. There aren't enough adequate words to describe this work. Simply Stunning.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/9/2013 2:20:00 PM
it was not popular with the judge but I am sure glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 3/15/2013 3:11:00 PM
I wish I could shed some of this hair. I have a thick head of hair and it grows so fast. Interesting poem Andrea. love phyl
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Date: 3/8/2013 2:02:00 PM
I like your musing...where do they go? good ideas and imagery :)
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Date: 3/6/2013 10:29:00 PM
Anyone who has a dog can relate directly to your poem (At the moment I have seven - three adults and four surprise puppies.). However, I've never considered the cosmic possibilities for stray hair. Hmmm. Nice work. Jack
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Date: 3/6/2013 7:37:00 PM
nicely penned Andrea....I like the last stanza..
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Date: 3/6/2013 6:43:00 PM
Hair all over the place, everywhere except the nest where it should be. Never saw anything like you Andrea, you take the most mundane things and create a masterpiece. Shame on you! Love, Lizzie
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Date: 3/6/2013 9:35:00 AM
wow, what a great thoughtprovoking write, Andrea
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Date: 3/6/2013 8:33:00 AM
You truly can write about any subject and make it shine :)
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Date: 3/5/2013 10:29:00 PM
Soup mail, also.
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Date: 3/5/2013 6:13:00 PM
How original and refreshing, Andrea. To take something mundane and even unappealing and turn it into something beautiful is no small feat. Artiste!
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Date: 3/5/2013 4:16:00 PM
Caahh! I think I just coughed up a hair ball.:) You really got on a tear here Andrea. Such an imaginative write. Truly enjoyed. Vs, just lying about it. :)
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Date: 3/5/2013 11:06:00 AM
An awesome poem Andrea. Your an inspiration here on PS. Warm Smiles, Connie
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Date: 3/5/2013 10:11:00 AM
amazing poetry, Dear Andrea, just glueded to this, as each word transpired in to my head...you are truly wondrous
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Date: 3/5/2013 7:42:00 AM
aahh this is another lovely poem from you sweet Andrea..really nice <3 so enjoyed...thanks for sharing your talent sweetheart <3 <3 <3 luv and hugs :) Sk
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Date: 3/5/2013 5:24:00 AM
A unique approach by you to do this free verse.Very good poem.Enjoyed.
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Date: 3/4/2013 9:05:00 PM
I watch my dogs hair fly too so maybe they will end up in the same place...fun poem..
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Date: 3/4/2013 3:48:00 PM
Sometimes I have to clear out the dog's hairs from under my PC keys... Terry (Superb poem!)
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Date: 3/4/2013 3:07:00 PM
love the title and your thoughts on such an interesting topic. i'll bet lots of those stray hairs do find their way into birds' nests, which is a lovely thought.
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Date: 3/4/2013 12:51:00 PM
What an interesting topic to write about....ad so well done! Hey, I think it all ends up on the island of Misfit Hairs.
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Date: 3/4/2013 7:24:00 AM
Dumb kid is a real-life experience. Over the years Bev and I have had (indoors) probably 25 kitties - can't even remember all their names. For sure I must have hairballs and the neighborhood carpeted, all unseen. Your poem has hit home with me...AAAAAAAAA CHOOOOOO! Love, daver
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