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Owl

Rating: 4.3
Big psychotic eyes and vicious beak,
you convey terror to the lesser species.

Feathers askance like a professor's hair,
affected garb in drab shades of tweed.

A countenance resonating superiority
brings fear and obedience to the forest.

The peonage of mice and mute frogs
hear Armageddon in your question.
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Owl
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: bird,fear,politics
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Soran M. H 28 December 2019
most perfect poem I have read abut an Owl, well done and thanks for sharing with us/10++
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Jagdish Singh Ramána 09 January 2019
wonderful imagery of an owl. nice poem. i really loved it.
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Sreelakshmi Revikumar 02 December 2018
Nice words. I felt a relation with the political oppression and struggles. It seemed like, when others are being a puppet to the leaders, you were strong enough to act as a barricade. Overcoming fears are stressed here. Owl always represents out righteousness.
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Rajnish Manga 14 April 2017
Picture perfect portrayal dedicated to this nocturnal winged beauty. Not so easy. Thanks. I alone stand tall in the frightened night. Unafraid I face your pompous glare.
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Barry Middleton 14 April 2017
Thank you again. There are several layers in this poem.
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Pamela Sinicrope 24 February 2017
This is awesome Barry! I love the range in your writing. We have owls in our yard- and when I hear them hunting, I always think twice... well done.
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Barry Middleton 24 February 2017
The poem is about both owls and predatory politics. I was thinking of Steve Bannon. Look again at the second verse. I was perhaps overly subtle but I like it just the way it is. Thanks for reading and commenting.
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Pamela Sinicrope 24 February 2017
Yes....I can see it. :)
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Richard Wlodarski 24 December 2016
Whimsical and profound. And shrouded in mystery. Like the wise owl, the poem exudes wisdom from a creatively clever poet. Very deserving of Poem Of The Day! Congrats!
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Barry Middleton 24 December 2016
Thanks very much Richard. Glad you liked it.
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Simone Inez Harriman 24 December 2016
Well crafted Barry. Congratulations for poem of the day. I think I would, like all those weaker creatures, scuttle for cover too...not being a hero of any sorts.
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Barry Middleton 24 December 2016
Once I was quite a scrapper, wouldn't back down to anyone. Now, not so much.
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Sandra Feldman 24 December 2016
Serious face, (That picture) Wise, wise Owl Only poets can decipher and describe, This mysterious foul. Which this poet has done so graciously, with excellent descriptive images and true poetic originality.
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Barry Middleton 24 December 2016
Thank you for the praise. Is an owl a foul or just a bird with a scowl? Yes, he is mysterious.
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Bill Cantrell 24 December 2016
Nice work! I love the political element you cleverly linked to the effects on others by the superior power at hand, birds of a feather both political and of the majestic owl.
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Barry Middleton 24 December 2016
Stronger or more vicious is not necessarily superior. I side with the mice and frogs this year. We shall overcome.
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Bharati Nayak 24 December 2016
The peonage of mice and mute frogs hear Armageddon in your question. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I alone stand tall in the frightened night. Unafraid I face your pompous glare. - - - - - - - - - -Wisely penned.Standing tall in the frightened night.
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Barry Middleton 24 December 2016
Could apply to a lot of things in the scary world in which we live. Thank you for the positive comment.
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