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Of crows and Kings

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Seymour Tabin
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Of Crows and Kings

A scarecrow stands a field of wheat.
Head held high at rakish angle.
His court, a rule of bittersweet.
Liege and lord of fears entangle.

Created to a fitting rule.
A figurehead, a silent fool.
An aimless mind of mindless power.
And unaware the working hour.

The subjects flee and watch in fear.
This ogre that is now their king.
They pass and cry but won't go near.
The royal robes and the privileged ring.

But if his subjects could be brave?
And challenge this infamous knave.
Then they would wield this field of wheat.
And they, could eat and eat and eat.
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1 posted 08-22-99 02:52 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Excellent imagery, I find it quite humorous.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
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2 posted 08-22-99 03:19 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You got it right, SY. Formidable looking things are sometimes filled with no more than straw.
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 08-22-99 04:57 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer and DreamEvil,
Thank you both kindly,
That you read my stuff
is enough.
IsabelleSkye
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4 posted 08-22-99 05:35 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

this was a great read
thanks for posting it
in my minds eye was a stuffed king... LOL
*wink*
I.Skye
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5 posted 08-23-99 03:51 AM       View Profile for Areya   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Areya

A very clever portrayal well done.
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 08-23-99 10:26 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

To Izzy and Areya,
Thank you so much for the read and comments.
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Good job, Seymour... I enjoyed!
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Ahh, our Seymour he's been to the Land of Oz! Welcome, welcome.

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Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Andrew Scott
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A most excellent read! Fine imagery. I enjoyed the uniqueness of your subject matter. Thanks for sharing.
Seymour Tabin
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10 posted 08-23-99 06:12 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

To Suthern Sunsine and Scott,
Thank you all, you are the nicest people.
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11 posted 02-20-2011 02:12 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

... and we still read his "stuff" - and learn from his poetry while still missing him.

Alison
 
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