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Unlucky splinter furrowed down
on the unstained porch i found
you standing there all alone
and so in foot I took you home

Take you out before you rot
a tear you leave, a bloody spot
a sore spot on my tender sole
pluck you out and close the hole

All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream....
Edgar Allen Poe

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The following comments are for "Splinter"
by poesandpoetry

How BLOODY wonderful !

( Posted by: shelldragger [Member] On: February 9, 2004 )

i love the bizarre idea of taking in a homeless splinter, like a stray cat or an injured bird. as though a shard of wood might wither and die if left to fend for itself. strange and intriguing.

( Posted by: ark [Member] On: February 10, 2004 )

strangely unique

While I am not overly fond of this type of rhyming poetry, this piece has imagery and style in language use that is undeniable. There is no questioning your skill. Keep at it, your work is something no small portion of us aspire to and never achieve; unique.


( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: February 10, 2004 )

Thank you all very much for your comments. There is no higher praise and I am flattered and honored that you like this piece. Thank you.

( Posted by: poesandpoetry [Member] On: February 11, 2004 )

I'm happy to explore...
..these little things of yours I've found. This poem is a strange and nice surprise on a dark and damp fall night.

( Posted by: Magnitus [Member] On: October 22, 2004 )

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