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Alison Campbell Poems
At almost the speed of sound, You raced to meet the one
Rat fear Rat near
Whitewashed pier in urgent rain Lays me down upon the sand Drenched and yielding and again Gentle in the lover’s hand
The Lion Roars
Shhhhhh! The lion sleeps. Shhhhhh! Whisper your words
Memorial poem for a beloved rat. Your final breath Breathes winter’s icy chill
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At almost the speed of sound,
You raced to meet the one
Who would teach you what it is to be loved
Pausing momentarily to say “hello”
You raced and tumbled…
Climbing deftly up the shower curtain…
And into her heart.
Always the naughty one; the rogue
Leading her in a merry dance
Chewing your way through
Duvet and cage alike…
Life could not contain you.
Always the scamp; the scoundrel
Leaving your little footprints everywhere…
And all over her heart.
You were a whirlwind
Refusing the ...