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A Poem By Ariel // 3/19/2009

Sitting together on the ice and the snow,
Listening to the wolf howl low,
The boy and his dog sat by the fire,
Under the shadow of the church spire.

They’d wandered that day, far and wide
At every house and farm they tried
To find to lay their heads;
To find a place to make their beds.

With frozen fingers and teary eyes,
The boy gazed up at the starry skies.
With child-like faith and belief unbound
He prayed this prayer, so profound.

“Give me somewhere warm to-night;
Somewhere safe; somewhere light;
Somewhere that I can call my home;
Somewhere that I can call ‘my own’.

Somewhere were I will be loved,
Nevermore to be kicked and shoved.
All I ask is a place called home
So I’ll never again have to roam.”

The sun rose over the top of the spire
Lighting the boy and his burned-out fire,
The dog, lying near, raised his dark head
To nuzzled his master on the icy cold bed.

The cold little cheek, so peaceful and white
Was lifeless and still in the cold morning light.
A droop of the tail; a howl of grief
Told the story of the boy he’d called master and chief.

Away from that place
The dog turned to race,
But at the edge of the wood, he turned back to the scene,
To give one last time at the boy, young and lean.

The boy who had wandered from house to farm,
Seeking a place safe from harm.
A boy who had whispered a prayer to his Maker;
The boy who’s life had been but a vapor.

Sitting alone in the ice and the snow,
Listening to the wolf howl low;
Sitting in the shadow of the church spire
The boy heard the sound of Heaven’s own choir.

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Ok, ok...I know what you're all thinking. "How depressing and horrible can you get?" Let's just say I watch too many sad movies; read too many sad book; and make up too many sad songs on my piano! ;)

Comments

Well, it IS sad. But it's

Well, it IS sad.

But it's really nice too, I like it.
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"Sing as if no one is listening;
Dance like no one is watching;
Live as if you will die tomorrow;
Love like it will never hurt."
-Old Irish Saying

Clare Marie | Fri, 03/20/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Aww...Thank

Aww...Thank you!
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"It's King Edmund, actually. Just King though. Peter's the High King. I know, it's confusing."--Edmund Pevensie

Ariel | Fri, 03/20/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

I love sad and depressing

I love sad and depressing poems! To me it shows that the person had more to him/her, and wanted to write poems that had a meaning, and not just happy poems that ryhmed and nothing else. Well done.

Hey, how about I call you Leira...hee hee hee, ho ho ho.

"As first things always come first, I will start with the first thing" Kendra

Alecia | Sat, 03/21/2009

It awoke with a shrill shreak that can be trnaslated "How dare you leave me in this bed, when I am asleep and helpless?" My sister

Oopps! That last comment was

Oopps! That last comment was me. Sorry, Alecia. It thought I had logged in, but, oops, it wasn't me. Sorry.

"The more I see of the world, the less inclined I am to think well of it." Elisabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

The Brit | Sat, 03/21/2009

Not...(snif)...bad.

Not...(sniff)...bad.

I am Nate-Dude | Sun, 04/05/2009

Nate-Dude

Thanks for the comments

Thanks for the comments everybody!
--Leira;)
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"It's King Edmund, actually. Just King though. Peter's the High King. I know, it's confusing."--Edmund Pevensie

Ariel | Tue, 03/24/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

Hmmm...

It is somewhat depressing... reminds me of a book called "The Shepherd of the Highlands" my dad read aloud.

I love this part, though:
“Give me somewhere warm to-night;
Somewhere safe; somewhere light;
Somewhere that I can call my home;
Somewhere that I can call ‘my own’.

Somewhere were I will be loved,
Nevermore to be kicked and shoved.
All I ask is a place called home
So I’ll never again have to roam.”
That's beautiful. :)

Anonymous | Thu, 03/26/2009

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It is somewhat depressing... reminds me of a book called "The Shepherd of the Highlands" my dad read aloud.

I love this part, though:
“Give me somewhere warm to-night;
Somewhere safe; somewhere light;
Somewhere that I can call my home;
Somewhere that I can call ‘my own’.

Somewhere were I will be loved,
Nevermore to be kicked and shoved.
All I ask is a place called home
So I’ll never again have to roam.”
That's beautiful. :)

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“The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals.”
- Samuel Davies

Kyleigh | Thu, 03/26/2009

Oh, thanks! I'll have to

Oh, thanks! I'll have to look for that book when we go to the library next;)
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"It's King Edmund, actually. Just King though. Peter's the High King. I know, it's confusing."--Edmund Pevensie

Ariel | Thu, 03/26/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

amazing

This was beautiful and sad! I love sad stuff, it makes me think and actually take a good, long hard look at life; makes me more sensitive to others, to somebody I see on the street.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem!

~All men were created equal, then some became Marines~
*Death smiles at everyone, Marines smile back*
gotta love the Marines!!

Paula J | Thu, 03/26/2009

~All men were created equal, then some became Marines~
*Death smiles at everyone, Marines smile back*
gotta love the Marines!!

Thanks for liking it! I'm

Thanks for liking it! I'm glad it was thought provoking for you;)
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"It's King Edmund, actually. Just King though. Peter's the High King. I know, it's confusing."--Edmund Pevensie

Ariel | Thu, 03/26/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

This is so sad, but still

This is so sad, but still really good. Sad, depressing poems make me think though, which is one of the reasons I like them.

"Here are the beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." C.S.Lewis

airlia | Fri, 03/27/2009

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived."
General George S. Patton

It's so sad! It's really

It's so sad! It's really sweet, though, with the dog and everything. The boy sounds darling. Nice job.

"The meek tyrannosaurus, victim of an innocent misunderstanding, tears like heck across the prehistoric valley." - Calvin and Hobbes

Bridget | Fri, 03/27/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Aww.....I teared up. *Sniffs

Aww.....I teared up. *Sniffs and cries. So sad. Lovely writing, though.

~Erin~

"So, I'm like the Jonas Brothers' evil stepbrother? Okay." -Adam Lambert on People Say He Looks Like Joe Jonas

"Perhaps he's that Neevil! Tally-ho! Tantivy! Cut him off! Round him up! Keep it up! Hurrah!" Talking Animals in Magician's Nephew

E | Mon, 05/18/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Lovely

I don't think it's very sad...he went home. His prayer was answered in the most perfect way possible. I really like it. It kind of reminds me of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Match Girl.

KatieSara | Sat, 03/13/2010

Katie:-)

"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"
-Idris/TARDIS

I know this is an old poem,

I know this is an old poem, but I thought it was beautiful. Yes, it was kinda sad, but it had a happy ending because God answered the little boy's prayer and took him "home". Well done!

Damaris Ann | Tue, 09/09/2014

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

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