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Dreamcatcher

(Revisions courtesy of Lindsay George Hall)

In the deepest darkest hollows
She dances silently from oak tree’s mightiest limb
On every side the mist taunting by timber’s shadows
But, the guardian still sits watchful and spins within spins
Friendless with only kin being the woodland’s wisest owls
Captures evil spirits as they tempt to do her in
Then, lures the nightmares daring to be swallowed
As she whips from side to side searching for other sin
This sentinel is ever hopeful for coming morrows
And smiles staring into winter days growing dim

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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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A fortyish native born all American man. Married twice and for the last time. I have four children; Three daughters and one son that are all over the age of eighteen. I also have two grandchildren; one three years old and one nine months old. Inspired by God, tragedy, life's experiences and then a fairy tale love. I never intentionally set out to write poetry, but "She" inspired me. "She" meaning the love of my life. That love is a passion that after thirteen years still grows stronger each and every day. It eventually had to be put into writing. As I wrote poetry to her, she encouraged me to approach other subjects. Doing so brought me to discover that poetry could wash away the bitter tastes of life (suicide, cancer, and divorce) that were still living like demons inside me. So when poetic therapy brought those impish fiends to a stalemate, I began to experiment more. Creating fictional characters and situations within my works. The support of this online community has inspired me even further to continue to hone my writing skills giving the readers the best that I can offer. Thanks to all you out there in Lulu land. more…

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