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The Visitor-

The town lay dark and sleeping, people safe ,in beds were keeping. Only I , restless , hounded. walked down the street, heart pounded. What called me from my nightly slumber? Something lonely, a despairing hunger. Through the gate , a soldier stumbles, in the distance , cannon rumbles. Suddenly , in my arms he falls, “1863? he said,” do you see the musket balls?” His blood soaks through a letter, he pushes in my hands. “Give this to my Jeanette, make sure she understands!” With one last cold and wintry breath, Like fog he disappears, I’m bewildered , frightened, for he didn’t know the year. It’s 2013 now, and Jeanette is now long gone, I keep the blood stained letter , in my mind the cannon echoes on.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 11/10/2013 12:36:00 PM
Congratulations!!! Jeanette--It was nice viewing your Featured Poem on the soups Home page :) this past week. Take Care and enjoy the NEW coming week.... *Luv~ > LINDA <
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Jeanette Woods
Date: 7/15/2016 8:15:00 PM
Thank you so very much. I am behind in responding here! Sickness has not been my friend, but I wanted to thank everyone!
Date: 11/7/2013 3:30:00 PM
ohhh spooky! reminded me of the new show sleepy hollow! Yes limericks have only 2 definite meters & no meter NO limerick! [Glad you liked my I tried to do the meter it never seems exactly right grrr] Light & Love
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Jeanette Woods
Date: 7/15/2016 8:15:00 PM
So glad you enjoyed it, thank you for the wonderful compliment!
Date: 11/6/2013 12:23:00 AM
Jeanette, , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT
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Jeanette Woods
Date: 7/15/2016 8:17:00 PM
Thank you so much! I am so sorry I am so behind. I would love to be your Poetry Soup friend as well. I am currently 37 years old, a bibliophile, lover of all things vintage, and writer of poems, essays and short stories. Hoping to publish more of my poetry here soon!
Date: 11/3/2013 7:05:00 PM
brilliant write Jeannette....welcome to the soup...
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Jeanette Woods
Date: 7/15/2016 8:17:00 PM
Thank you so much!
Date: 11/2/2013 6:11:00 PM
Yesterday, in the doctor's office, I saw a man who looked exactly like Stephen King. Today, in my home office, I read a writer who was as creative as Stephen King.... Great going, my friend.... You will do well here in the Soup.... I loved it!! Jake
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Date: 11/2/2013 6:00:00 PM
Hi, Jeannette! Great piece! Welcome to poetrysoup! This is such a great place to be! Nice to meet you my Souper-Friend! Love,love,love! :-) - Den
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Date: 11/2/2013 3:26:00 PM
hello Jeanette, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 11/2/2013 3:14:00 PM
wow...reminds me of some of the tales I hear of in Gettysburg pa....nicely penned poem...enjoyed the read, welcome to poetry soup :)
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Date: 11/2/2013 1:42:00 PM
- Welcome to P-Soup, Jeanette ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - (Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours). - My first greeting to you from Norway. - I will come back to read more.... another day :)))) / / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/2/2013 12:57:00 PM
Fantastic! What a great story! Welcome to the soup.
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