Treasure Island

Alexander Coppedge

(June 25,1954 / Warrenton, North Carolina)

Pur-fect Day


Ding! Shatters the dawn silence
The clinging of a door bell
Opened to greet her morn in freedom
Myself trapped and contained within my cell
Like a lion, star king, of the concrete
A soft summer wind, unheard
Shifting aim fully amidst the dimness
Hair slicked back as she yells
I run rapidly, back and forth, to see her
To see the glistening light within her eyes
Released from her containment
I'm restricted from freedom: confined, inside
Face pressed against the fence opening
To glance her determined stride
Taunting me as she approaches
The dawn blowing her surprise
She appears from the shadows almost laughing
Her face hiding a hideous smile
I know jealousy doesn't become me
So I stand here, head lowly bowed
Its ruff, being a dog imprisoned
With only a friend that's a cat outside

Submitted: Monday, March 04, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Love oddity. Romance and fire filled desired. Tender, reaching
need to be touch. Romeo and Julitte song. Restricted love and
its magnet to connect.

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  • Connie Yost (5/19/2013 5:06:00 PM)

    Love this poem (yes it certainly is a poem) . I hope my old cat and new pup will be good friends some day! Right now, they ain't! (Report) Reply

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