Ann Beard

Veteran Poet - 1,170 Points (1944 / London. UK)

A Fox. - Poem by Ann Beard

Quite out of place within the bustle,

trying hard to cross the road.

One misjudged step - suspicious rustle,

how it happened who would know.

As horror strikes each facial muscle

The creature’s heartbeat starts to slow.


A fox lay dying on the street,

once vibrant eyes began to glaze.

Now blind to cars, or careless feet,

he feels no urge to look around.

instead just lay upon the concrete,

oblivious, to passing sound.


A slender dog that once was wild,

in town so out of place.

Thank goodness it was not a child,

words uttered by a passer-by,

and as he hurried on he smiled.

I felt a chill, I heaved a sigh.

Roan Sept.2008


Comments about A Fox. by Ann Beard

  • Dave Walker (9/21/2011 4:35:00 AM)

    i can only agree with everyone else fantastic write.
    may i invite you to read my new poem called, justice part 2.
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  • Allemagne RoßmannAllemagne Roßmann (2/14/2010 9:50:00 PM)

    A slender dog that once was wild,
    in town so out of place.
    Thank goodness it was not a child,
    words uttered by a passer-by,


    Foxes and vixens still cherish your sweet sixteen memories in London.They come out every night to find Ann Beard.
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  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (11/17/2009 3:44:00 PM)

    Ann:
    Wonderful, is all I can say! A fellow fox lover.
    Adeline
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  • Laurie Hill (4/9/2009 12:35:00 PM)

    Like this, very much. Agree with Fay's comments and...
    and as he hurried on he smiled.
    I felt a chill and heaved a sigh.
    a reaction to a heartless attitude....................10
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/11/2008 9:26:00 PM)

    I like this a lot, Ann....Your meticulous application of detail allows the reader to place themselves within the body of your poem....Mellifluous structuring...Stellar work, indeed, young lady!

    ~ F j R ~
    __2008__
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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (10/6/2008 6:20:00 PM)

    A very moving poem Ann yet beautifully written. Best wishes, Andrew (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, May 6, 2011


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