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Author Name: Freevictor69 10 Comments
Date Added: March 01, 2008 09:03:02 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Howling…Cut by a Toothless Savage

The noise would not be out of place on a deserted prairie

The only company, the wolves in the hills

But this is no prairie

And the only wolves to be found

Are sliding their cars all over town


Cocooned in my double glazed shell

My only companion, the street light I see through my window

The top of next doors tree pays a fleeting visit over the fence

As it’s buffeted this way and that

At the hands of an unseen assailant


I wrap up warm as I ready myself for my latest sojourn

Pulling the door shut, I’m attacked from all sides

Fighting blindly I flick my lighter

The beacon of light attracts the wrong company

I retreat back to the safety of my cocoon


I check myself for injury

And spot the small cut on my face in the mirror

My only exposed flesh drew the beast like a magnet

Howling through the trees, it came to leave its mark

Cut by a toothless savage, I chalk one up for the wind

Author's Notes:
I read one of David Turners posts, Chariots of Fire. And this was born of it, plus the fact it was blowing a gale here last night, and something grazed my face on one of my many trips outside for a fag.
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Comment By: FreeAutumn E. on July 23, 2009 11:54:22 AM Report
This title caught my eye and I couldn't help but to read it.  I am very glad I did!  Wow, who ever thought having a smoke could be so dangerous!  Nice job here!


Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on March 9, 2008 06:12:17 PM Report
Hi John -Many thanks for compliment and creditation:-)


I really like theway you have achieved this sustained metaphor of the wild and savage prairie full of menace for a wild night in your back garden.


Where are you based - the US or UK? Anyway in the UK we are battening the hatches down for an expected storm of hurricane proportions coming in off the Atlantic. I have just been outside though ,and the stars and Saturn are sailing across the sky peacefully enough for now.



Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 3, 2008 04:41:22 PM Report
BOY!!...You sure tuened a trip outside for a smoke into some pretty dramatic stuff, bro...Pretty SPOOKY!!...Nice job, you poet, you...len
Comment By: FreeAdri on March 2, 2008 12:41:01 PM Report
Very interesting write.  Descriptive and real.  Great work here. 

Adri x

Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on March 2, 2008 02:08:33 AM Report
Your descriptive qualities are excellent you bring this scene to life, great stuff.
Comment By: FreeA.P. on March 1, 2008 05:29:53 PM Report
you use powerful words and great phrasing to express this, juxtaposing feelings with words like cocooned/warm vs. howling/savage/beast etc...
nice writing.

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on March 1, 2008 01:25:21 PM Report
 Wow...I do like this ... you really express your emotions all to well.. It great to be inspired isn't it!!
 Hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on March 1, 2008 10:43:33 AM Report
oops Thought you had written me a dedication here ;-0

Scarey stuff...great

stormy x

Comment By: Premiumlionheart on March 1, 2008 10:34:15 AM Report
Great write...

A lot less poetic thing happened to me last week. Tried to playgolf in

40mph windgusts.

Woo Hoo! You should see what that does to the flight of a golf ball. lol


Comment By: PremiumGlata on March 1, 2008 10:20:10 AM Report
VERY interesting write, John...You created a face for the wind here!




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