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Wild Cherries

A giant snowball in springtime
From twenty yards out the sound and smell
Closer now; breathing her numbing scent
Listening to the drowsy hum
of greedy and jealous bees
forced to share her bounty
with Tiger and Zebra Swallowtails
School will be out soon...

Memorizing every branch within reach
Her limbs are just low enough
for a boy to scramble up quickly
fleeing imaginary monsters
still lurking and prowling below
Taking ignorant and blissful advantage
of this daughter of the wild; his protector
His big sister to run to...

Shiny and slippery black bark
that oozes burgundy sap
which dries in animal shapes
Summer twilight is coming
Bats twittering overhead
chasing nasty mosquitoes
A noise echoing from far off
A door slamming maybe...

Tucked safely away in his favorite pew
(Naughty boy, eating during church!)
sampling her forbidden fruit
sweet and sour...half is seed
Thieving Blue Jays get the most
Screaming and scolding arrogantly
yet flying away unpunished
Grannny will make jelly...

Oh everlasting Father, creator of all things
He knows that heaven is far beyond the grasp
of a feeble and fumbling mortal mind
But when You decide to send Your beloved Son
back to rule the earth for one thousand years
If he is judged worthy to be in that count
May one humble servant say if it's like this
that would be just fine...



Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 7/27/2016 2:34:00 AM
Congrats Tim, for your well, deserved top placement in the contest!! ;-)
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Date: 7/26/2016 9:22:00 AM
Tim, wow, a bowl-full-of-cherries kind of poem. Congratulations on your placement. Thanks so much for sharing.
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Date: 7/25/2016 11:20:00 AM
Great win, great write. Congratulations Tim...
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Date: 7/25/2016 1:20:00 AM
Congratulations. Who says that one should not be eating at Church. A good take on the theme...
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Date: 7/24/2016 10:55:00 PM
Love the images, here. I was up in that tree, too! Congrats.
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Date: 7/24/2016 7:41:00 PM
One of your best Tim, congrats!
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Date: 7/24/2016 6:22:00 PM
Awesome win, Tim.... Skat
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Date: 7/24/2016 5:54:00 PM
Hi, Tim. Thank you. Royal
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Date: 7/24/2016 5:54:00 PM
Your poem made me happy.
Date: 12/26/2015 11:18:00 PM
What a wonderful piece this is - so beautifully penned! Congratulations, my friend on your win. Hoping that you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a happy and blessed 2016! Pandita
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Date: 12/26/2015 4:56:00 PM
Tim, congratulations on your fine win and placement in Skat's 'Flower' Old Poems contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 12/26/2015 9:05:00 AM
Wonderful free verse write my friend. Congrats on your win!!
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Date: 12/26/2015 1:41:00 AM
Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 12/25/2015 9:01:00 PM
Tim, Congrats on your flower win. Love Linda
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Date: 12/25/2015 8:15:00 PM
TIM, Congratulations on your win. Thank you for supporting the Skat Flower Contest theme. :) Stop by and enjoy the flowers on Skat's Latest blog. "Sounds Like A Yes :)" You might pick a flower or two. MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Date: 8/1/2015 10:12:00 PM
Tim.. I loved your magnificent winning write, many congrats!
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Date: 7/27/2015 6:16:00 AM
great write Tim moving you up to 8 congrats on win hugs
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Date: 7/27/2015 2:35:00 AM
Yet another exquisite poetry and superb win Tim! Big congrats!
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Date: 7/26/2015 5:12:00 PM
beautifully crafted Tim many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx7
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Date: 7/26/2015 4:35:00 PM
tim, Congratulations on Your Best Poem #2 win. **SKAT**
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Date: 4/18/2015 3:21:00 PM
Tim, Congratulations, in Rob's Golden days contest. Take Care ~LINDA~
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Date: 4/9/2015 2:56:00 PM
A 7 for the wonderful spiritual write. Blessings Eve
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Date: 4/9/2015 3:01:00 AM
ohh, i was there with you on this golden day, tim...you're the cherry.. am having system errors here.. i'll send you a soupie soon.. miss you, buddy.. sweet congrats!
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Date: 8/6/2014 10:20:00 PM
TIM,, A wonderful, poem to read. Congrats, on your win.... LINDA
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Date: 8/1/2014 7:52:00 AM
An exceptionally beautiful write. Big congrats on your win!!!
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Date: 8/1/2014 2:10:00 AM
Congratulations Tim xx
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