Kelly Seale

Rookie (12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'The Serpent In The Grass' - Poem by Kelly Seale

The serpent lay hidden, coiled
ready to strike.
It's venom holding evil darkness that will hold no quarter-
His body, camouflaged and seemingly invisible to the innocent.
You fear things that evoke new emotions
and yet,
he is ready to strike!
Your heart bleeds freedom, your soul cries in agony.
The serpent in the grass has no qualms in his intent-
to possess your soul, in all it's goodness.
He will come with extreme prejudice-
he will sink his fangs deep into your flesh
as no knife ever has-
Erasing all you ever believe in, erasing all Hope.
Only one chance for your escape-

Find safety in your words.
Believe that you have your protection within your heart.
And only then, will you be able to see the serpent
in the grass-
Before he strikes.


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Comments about 'The Serpent In The Grass' by Kelly Seale

  • (10/23/2012 12:18:00 AM)

    I believe! Great poem kelly, really enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

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  • Jessel Jane Tevar Toring (9/29/2012 9:46:00 AM)

    was caught up by this poem.. excellent write.. i so love this.. thanks! 10 (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/23/2012 2:04:00 PM)

    Sensational poetry.The animation of a serpent is dealt wonderfully.Wanderlust for readers. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (9/15/2012 10:11:00 PM)

    Wow, so nice expression. In mind's eyes we can see the serpent.10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (9/10/2012 8:46:00 AM)

    The pen is mightier than the sword I read here - good one Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (9/6/2012 11:26:00 AM)

    Human Tongue -unbridled! (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (9/5/2012 4:42:00 PM)

    The Serpent is anger/temper. Taking hold and poisoning your calm perception and reasoning? (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (9/5/2012 12:04:00 PM)

    Excuse me Great Poet. but you are the serpent! ! ! ! What a fight einh? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • (9/1/2012 6:03:00 PM)

    And Never be afraid to face the truth
    For it's with lies that the serpent
    Had us banned from Paradise
    Liked it,
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  • Unwritten Soul (9/1/2012 12:26:00 AM)

    Psssssss.... serpent in the grass psss..... enemy in disguise......fangs some poison in silence psssss, , , , said the cobra, hahahaha joking! either enemy in disguise or just the on who not desire to attack but once get harmed it reply back..we may see that we talk nasty and it took the someone have to share the venom in their words in reply, to protect self, a defense...dealing with silent people are quite tricky as we didnt know how far it will be until the toxin released in advice never play around the tall grass there maybe a snake in the grass hahahaha joking! _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 31, 2012

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