Leria Hawkins

Veteran Poet - 1,347 Points (39 forever / Sweet Carolina)

How To Train A Snake - Poem by Leria Hawkins

How To Train A Snake
Date: August 22,2012

Teach me not to suffer, dear
To rise up from the fall
Teach me to feel the sunshine
And to understand the call

Teach my heart, to be as stone
Numbed against the sting
Teach me how to shed my skin
And never feel a thing

Teach me how to carry on
To close the open doors
Teach me to darken every page
And never yearn for more

Teach me all, you know so well
To search for prey, as you
Teach me how to slither by
Still smiling when I'm through

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  • Knight Fizzstorm (8/24/2012 1:46:00 PM)


    Well composed metaphorical poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 24, 2012



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