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Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London

0 posted 2000-06-26 06:59 PM

Shining Stars

The  walls  have  started  to  move  again
the  elusive  flicker
beyond  my  sight
I  feel  it
then  almost  see  it
There's  something  behind  me
Don't  Look !
Dear  God ... Make  it  Leave!
... what's  that  noise ... there  it   is  again ...
..... it's  back  in  the  wall .....
I  can  breathe
This  is  happening  too  often
I  need  to  get  out
get  off  this  computer
breathe  fresh  air ... and  shout
I'll  go  for  a  walk
round  the  block  ...  with  the  dog
It's  quarter  to  three
and  the  snow's  thick  as  fog
I  lean  back  ...  and  get  set
as  I  open  the  gate
the  dog  drags  me  through
'cause  her  sling  shot  won't  wait
My  feet  start  to  slide
as  we  round  the  first  curve
Jump  over  two  snow  drifts
and  dragged  through  the  third
A  neighborhood  cat
steps  out  of  the  night
"dear  God  hear  my  prayer
get  this  cat  out  of  sight "
A  meow  and  a  bark
drifting  loud  down  the  street
The  leash  I  grip  tight
as  I'm  pulled  off  my  feet
Every  dog  within  earshot
joins  in  the  howl
and  I'm  dragged  through  a  bush
before  I  throw  in  the  towel
I  lie  there  for  ages
heart  pounding  with  fright
I  notice  the  snowflakes
drift  by  out  of  sight
They  dance  and  they  swirl
and  they  land  on  my  nose
My  feet  are  so  cold
I  can't  wiggle  my  toes
Just  then  ...  the  snow  ceases
the  night  sky  ...  opens  bright
The  stars  ...  how  they  glitter
my  God  what  a  sight
Big  dipper  ...  Orion
they're  all  in  the  sky
Then  up  walks  my  dog
sticks  her  tongue  in  my  eye
I  spit  and  I  sputter
then  get  up  on  one  knee
As  our  neighborhood  watch
started  laughing  at  me
They  help  me  brush  off
chew  the  fat  for  a  while
We  exchange  a  few  laughs
then  head  home  with  a  smile
The  dog  had  her  walk
and  I  needed  a  rest
Now  the  walls  are  dead  still
..... but .....
....... the  floor.......

© Copyright 2000 Rex Allen McCoy - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 2000-06-26 07:12 PM

Very entertaining, Rex! You certainly know how to tell a story!  

~ claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

Rex Allen McCoy
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2 posted 2000-06-27 06:11 AM

thankyou Claire

Rex Allen McCoy
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3 posted 2000-06-27 06:12 AM

thankyou Claire

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4 posted 2000-06-27 08:27 PM

Delightful Rex! And you've reminded me how much I hate snow!! I love this!


Rex Allen McCoy
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5 posted 2000-06-28 04:46 PM

Denise ... Jack Frost 'll get you for that

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6 posted 2000-06-28 04:50 PM

ROFL! This is so cute! I love this! It must be in the book!  

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea

X Angel
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7 posted 2000-06-29 04:24 PM

neat idea


Rex Allen McCoy
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8 posted 2000-07-06 02:23 PM

LoveBug ... thankyou ... you're very kind
X Angel ... thankyou ... Is your new store going to be in Florida

X Angel
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9 posted 2000-07-08 03:45 PM

rofl @ Florida....
nawww tis is in Oregon still...but in the Rain Forest area...Willamette Valley...snows ohhhh maybe once a year if we are lucky.
I love the beauty of snow, but after living for years where we got tons of snow...doing the firewood, animals, getting snowed in, I AM DARNED SICK AND TIRED OF SNOW!
Lol....and am loving the mild climate of West Oregon..

Yup yup happy happy me!

Kit McCallum
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10 posted 2000-07-08 04:10 PM

"My feet start to slide
as we round the first curve
Jump over two snow drifts
and dragged through the third"

LOL!!!  Oh I've been there, done that with a 90 pound Shepherd! Loved this Rex, wonderful flow and cheery thoughts. Thanks for the great read!  

Best wishes,

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11 posted 2000-07-08 04:31 PM

a light hearted piece
Cabin Fever has struck again


Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

Rex Allen McCoy
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12 posted 2000-07-09 10:01 AM

Heather ... I have a niece in vancouver ...
their weather is mild as well ... I guess I should have know that you too would be in the Banana Belt

Kit ... thanks ... some people take their dogs to obedience classes ... but I prefer to be adventuresome

Jamie ... I do get that occasionally

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13 posted 2000-07-24 10:56 PM

This is terrific....and living in the snow belt of western NY, I can sure relate to this one....just wouldn't be winter if my big old dog didn't do this to me at least once.  Great poem.  Bonnie
Heather Miller
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14 posted 2000-07-25 10:46 AM

I laughed so hard my kids asked me what was so funny     
Thank you, I needed a good laugh today.....

With God all things are possible.

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15 posted 2000-07-25 02:19 PM

Rex this was a fun walk I took with you and the dog!!!! Great Poem!! Thanks!!

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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16 posted 2000-07-25 02:31 PM

Cool, imaginative journey, Rex. I needed a laugh, thank you.

Geoffrey      *vote*

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17 posted 2000-07-25 02:45 PM

Good story Rex I got quite a chuckle out of it.   GMV
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18 posted 2000-07-25 04:21 PM





~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

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19 posted 2000-07-25 08:35 PM thanks Rex for the laugh  
God and I thought I was cold here and we aint got no snow Brrrrr
Once again thanks for the entertainment. I remebered this one and I love it still  
see ya

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe

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20 posted 2000-07-25 10:57 PM

Well written.  enjoyed the poem.
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