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Friday, November 9, 2012

A Message from the Owner

Snow on Trees by David Wagner


I know you know I own this wood,
And yes, the view is awfully good
When snowflakes fall on wintry nights
On land where birches long have stood.

If you had only looked, you'd find
A wooden “No Trespassing” sign,
Hung in plain sight upon the fence
That serves as my dividing line.

From this day forth I would prefer
To keep my privacy secure,
So find another road to take,
But first, clean up your horse manure!


~~~  Written for the Poetic Asides Poem a Day Chapbook Challenge Day 8 prompt, asking us to pick a poem by a dead poet and write a response.  I chose to write to Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," tongue very firmly in cheek of course.

3 comments:

Brian Miller said...

haha the only thing missing is the click clack of the bullet being chambered as an exclamation point...smiles....fun...and all too real in some....

Mary said...

Mary, this is priceless. You must have had great fun writing this. I love that last line. Smiles!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it!!!!!