AuthorsDen.com  Join Free! | Login 

 
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Donna Lynch, iKarl Morgan, iPatricia Hilliard, iLois Santalo, iAlbert Russo, iKate Saundby, iClaire Power Murphy, HonDL, i
  Home > Nature > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Mr. Ed

  + Follow Me   

· 1,820 titles
· 27,295 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Apr, 2003

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Success Story
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· My Dog Is My Hero

· Where The Redwing Sings

· Through Katrina's Eyes, Poems from an Animal Rescuer's Soul

· Mystery of Madera Canyon

· Cemetery Island

· Gold River Canyon

· Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals


Short Stories
· The 4th of July Kittens

· The Easter Skunk

· The Dog At The Drive-Thru Window

· Home For The Holidays

· Two Bonded Street Orphans, In From The Cold

· A Survivor's Tale

· Pigs, Turtles, and Bugs!

· Gentle Cemetery Dog Finally Safe

· Freezing, Starving, and Scared

· A Home For The Holidays


Articles
· Very Sadly, Not Much Has Changed In The Last Ten Years

· June is 'Adopt A Cat Month'

· I Am a Dog, Not a Thing

· Ghost Dog Rescued From Hot Dog Stand

· February is 'National Spay/Neuter Awareness' Month

· The 2014 Home 4 The Holidays Campaign

· Saving Our Canine Vets, This Veterans Day

· November is 'Adopt-A-Senior-Pet' Month

· National Pit Bull Awareness Day

· Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween


Poetry
· Ode to Scruffy

· Three Tiny Terrified Souls

· Their Abysmal Fourth of July

· Rainy Day Walkabout

· My Buddy

· It's Pet Appreciation Week

· Another Lesson From A Dog

· Just Nature

· It's Poppy Time Once More

· Please Don't Worry So Much, H.P.

         More poetry...
News
· Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Dogs

· The Daily Mews

· Where The Redwing Sings

· Another Review For Curious Creatures-Wondrous Waifs

· Recipient of the 2006 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award

· International Writing Award

· My Animal Book Wins an Award

Mr. Ed, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

   
Books by Mr. Ed
  A Flicker of Hope
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save


Recent poems by Mr. Ed
•  Ode to Scruffy
•  Three Tiny Terrified Souls
•  Their Abysmal Fourth of July
•  Rainy Day Walkabout
•  My Buddy
           >> View all 1,524





-->

 


“Even the woodpecker owes his success,

To the fact that he uses his head,

And keeps pecking away,

Until he finishes the job.”

 

Coleman Cox

 

I had now retreated to the deep wood

Life, had really been getting me down

When we heard knocking, before dawn

It was such a loud, sleep-depriving sound

 

My dogs had all jumped up, in unison

A strange, eerie, pounding, on our door

I nervously peered over at the alarm clock

It was, to my dismay, only a little past four

 

Jumping out of bed, racing to the door

My dogs all bounding along, beside me

Who could be pounding on it at this hour

It had to be some sort of dire, emergency

 

I threw open the door and rushed outside

There wasn’t a single soul, standing there

My dogs sensed something, up on the roof

And now, to its peak, all six of us, did stare

 

It was an early rising, door knocking, woodpecker

Who now stared down, at human and canines, below

This little Yellow-Shafted Flicker, seemed so very sage

As if he were just trying to tell us, ‘it’s time to get up and go’

 

And now suddenly, I was feeling, a whole lot better, about life

I quickly dressed, and we all went for a stroll, in the northwood

It often seems to take some sort of nonhuman neighbor of mine

To make me realize, that simply being alive, is pretty darn good

 

I had now retreated to the deep wood,

Life, had really been getting me down;

When a tiny flicker, had come a calling,

And, it made such a life-affirming sound.

 

©2010, Mr. Ed

 

 
 


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 6/3/2010
"It often seems to take some sort of nonhuman neighbor of mine
To make me realize, that simply being alive, is pretty darn good."

How right you are, Ed; so very wise and right!!!Love...and appreciate...your poem of Hope.
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/3/2010
lovely!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/2/2010
Love the birdies but they've PECKED HOLES in my eaves! Big ones. No it's not termites. Patrick
Reviewed by Carin Spirit 6/2/2010
Very nice. I want to live in the forest too! Be Well, Carin'
Reviewed by Andy Turner 6/2/2010
Fab. Everyday I hear the woodpeckers chatting away in the forest. And and and also feeding from the garden. Th male has a red crest upon his head. His wife is rather plain. lol.

Yup, living by the forest is great, even if fox cubs keep me awake.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/2/2010
Another prefered story Ed, I am fansinated with all you write.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/2/2010
Yes indeed Ed, such delicate beauty to behold and heard~heartfelt~
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/2/2010
Oh for cryin out loud, quit yer whinin' about life and its down times...and running away never really helps in the end of things...think of what you got, that great wife, the dogs and cats and your health (other than the mental part) & good friends and brothers like Edvark & JD/me...boy, we got to coddle you all the time...wait till Georg reads this, then you are going to hear it from him and then he'll tell ma...then you'll be in for it for sure...Ed
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/2/2010
Ed, this story is so beautiful...I want to say it's my new favorite of yours....but, there are so many of yours that are favorites. Enjoyed this so much.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/2/2010
Ed, This is such an uplifting story, I need to get back to nature and life once again..I am being drained by society and all of it's expectations...You have pushed a breath of fresh air into my life at this moment..thank you.
Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 6/2/2010
The interruptions of life I always find to be the greatest learning experiences. This poem is evident of that. Thanks Ed!

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/2/2010
Yes I think that all too often we tend to choose gloom and doom over faith and hope. Loved this one.
fee
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 6/2/2010
Animals are great teachers. Don't know if you've seen this yet or not, Ed but thought I would share it with you:

http://5thworld.com/Paradigm/Postings/!Wisdom/OrangutanAndHound.html
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/2/2010
I am always up early, but it has to be a really good reason to wake up at 4am, and by the way, have you ever tried catching a Woodpecker, I've been told it's pretty hard.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 6/2/2010
Beautiful, intriguing and somehow captivating.
Great work,
God bless,
Lew
Popular Poetry (Nature)
  1.  My Pear Trees
  2.  Seeking Compassion
  3.  Moonlight Halku
  4.  Heat
  5.  Full Moon In Taurus 11/06/14
  6.  Cherished Nanna's 94th Birthday
  7.  Mother Earth, Our Rock of Hope
  8.  On High
  9.  The Charm of Early Autumn
  10.  Happy First Day of Spring!

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.