Alexander Coppedge

Rookie - 80 Points (June 25,1954 / Warrenton, North Carolina)

Pur-Fect Day - Poem by Alexander Coppedge

Shattering the dawn silence
clinging of a door bell clang.
Opened to greet her world
dawning morn in freedom.
Myself trapped,
sadly contained,
locked up within my cell.
Like a lion
proud star queen,
starker of the concrete,
a soft summer wind unheard.
Shifting aims
fully amidst the dimness,
hair slicked back,
strolling as she yells.
I run,
back and forth to see her
glistening light within her eyes.
Released from her containment.
I'm restricted from freedom and
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
popping from the shadows,
almost laughing,
hiding in her face a hideous smile.
I knowing jealousy
doesn't become me,
so I stand here,
head lowly bowed.
Life is ruff
being a dog imprisoned
with only a friend
that's a cat outside.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

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.

Comments about Pur-Fect Day by Alexander Coppedge

  • Rookie 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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  • Gold Star - 54,880 Points Gajanan Mishra (3/4/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    with only a friend. thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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