a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Darkness for Poets United...

In the darkness death crawled
A slithering snake unseen
But duty called
Light appeared
Making Lil our heroine and queen.

For Poets United

23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

baron killed a water moccasin about a week ago, here. :)

Jae Rose said...

Brave doggie...I'd be running for the house! What a unique take on the prompt..

Brian Miller said...

tried enlarging it...what kinda snake it is...looks a bit like coral with the bands....

good doggy

Henny Penny said...

We have not seen a Copperhead this year. I am so afraid of stepping on one. They blend in with the leaves around here. By the way, my fig tree died back just like yours. I thought it was dead but now it has sprouted out again. My sister lives about 45 minutes from here and the cold did not touch hers, it is covered in figs!

Ginny said...

So it is a poisonous snake then. Do you get many?

Sumana Roy said...

great take on the prompt...she's queen and heroine indeed...

Sandra said...

you go Lil.. keep the humans safe from those stinking snakes..

Libby Meador said...

Dogs keep things so simple. Cats, too, only they have the unfortunate habit of leaving the snakes at your feet for your admiration.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Good for Lil....she does her job so well! Scary snake!

Susan said...

Sorry to be so late! I love the perfect drama here with the villain, the threatened and the hero ... let's hear it for the working dog!

Mary said...

Whew, I am not a fan of snakes at all....but if it is poisonous, even less so.

Moonie said...

What a faithful companion and friend to bar the way to danger.
Glad we could share in Lil's victory!

Sandy said...

Lil did a great job getting that big nasty snake!

Karen said...

Thankee, Lil!!

LindaG said...

Your dogs are great, Gail! :-)

Truedessa said...

Well, did the snake survive..I have conflicting views of snakes as they
can have a strong presence in the journey of life.

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humbird said...

What a brave dog-heroine! I'd got scared of the snake, especially in the darkness... ~ cool poem for the prompt!

Peggy said...

I am amazed your dog could kill a snake without being bitten. Looks like perhaps a copperhead? We don't have those here in S Calif. Enjoyed reading this and the comments.

A Quiet Corner said...

Good girl....:)JP

James Toma said...

Your poem was a "triumphant" one. The snake (I don't like those) was caught and killed and you got to celebrate with everyone alive, including your dog perhaps.

Lynne said...

Not sure about those snakes! I am just not good with surprises . . .

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