Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Snake in the Grass

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Snake, slithering greenly through the grass,
keep to your route and let me pass.
Slithering makes my hackles rise.
You've snuck a wee mouse as your prize.
Into the deadened pond you go,
your journey calculated, slow.
I fear that some dark night we'll meet,
and you'll slither over my bare feet.

for Susan's Mid-Week Motif: celebrating world snake day

22 comments:

  1. ha. imagine the shiver when it crosses your feet....brrr....ha....left to their own way...they will most likely leave us to ours....just be careful not to step on them...

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  2. Good tight poem, showing awe under the fear. Stand still if they find your feet and watch them slide on. You'll be twice blessed.

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  3. Yes that would be pretty terrifying...I think the picture and the fangtastic (sorry) words sum up my attitude to our slithery friends too

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  4. fangs for the memory....
    Are green ones worse than browny grey snakes?
    No sandals at midnight then ....

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  5. ouch...they are born to scare us to death though most of them are not poisonous...nice rhymes and a little shiver here Sherry... :)






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  6. I could feel goosebumps rising on my arms as I read this.

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  7. Ha, this poem makes me want to say, "Ewwwwwwwwww." It would be awful to have a snake sliter over one's feet in the dark.

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  8. Ha. I can relate. Rattlers are not uncommon in these parts and when I walk the dog, I'm always just a little afraid.

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  9. Sherry,

    You have woven a fine poem with some fear included in the undergrowth too!! I am not a fan of snakes, but I sure did feel a shiver at the prospect of feeling it pass across my foot!!

    Just back from vacation. Back to desk life, slowly:)
    Eileen

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  10. There is some humor in your poem Sherry. It made me chuckle to myself. Good night.

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  11. Ooh scary Sherry... Loved reading it but m really scared of snakes...

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  12. I think I find snakes frightening whether they are green or brown, at night or during the day time.

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  13. That's a nasty looking snake! Perhaps if you carry a dead mouse with you...

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  14. scary..nice lines sherry loved it:)

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  15. I love them and I fear them…I am amzed to see them….but I don't want them to see me, and me not see them.

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  16. This is such a charming write. I love it! Very cool.

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  17. This is scary & I hope I never find one specially in the dark ~ Good one Sherry ~

    Grace

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  18. nerve breaking experience... I had it once!
    good sum up! The picture is really scary!

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  19. OK, Sherry. I love snakes, but this pic FREAKED. ME. OUT. Seriously!! This was the most playful verse (albeit freakish image) I've found so far on the prompt. The idea of it slitering over your bare feet. As much as I love them, yeah, that would be it for me. PTSD (Pee Thy Skirt Daintily!) Love Amer

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  20. Oh, what a fearsome illustration! And yes, it would be fearsome, also, to encounter such a reptile on your path. Yet both illustration and poem have a hint of humour, too.

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