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The Sentinel

One lone tree standing sentinel over the grassy field; patches of weeds stealing ground with dandelions intermingled, their bright, cheery color lessening their thievery. The splotched, motley colors of leather-skin disguises the barren ground where cows trod, making a maze of trails. The tree's shadow meets its restraints, as it gives refuge to all that draws near. Birds rest in the branches. Rabbits nibble clover. Then, with full stomach, they hop off to the thicket beside the fence, the fence that frames the field where one lone tree stands sentinel.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 2/5/2010 8:22:00 PM
i love the words you used in your write. nature and the animals that grow along with it. wonderful<: -Always Lynette
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Date: 2/4/2010 5:57:00 PM
Sounds like this tree is where it's happening! Nice vivid description and play by play, Virginia. -Robert
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Date: 2/4/2010 5:24:00 PM
good story, very desriptive.
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Date: 2/4/2010 4:01:00 PM
I love the way you described this setting...Enjoyed your poem...Marty
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Date: 2/4/2010 3:57:00 PM
Great write in this prose. The descriptiveness presented here was excellent. Sara
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