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  Night Watch - Part I
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Sky watchers say that there is nothing more captivating

Than a close encounter between the slender crescent moon and Venus —

Nothing that is, except for the crescent moon, Venus, and a flurry of Perseids.”


Astronomer Tony Phillips


Music: Nocturne


I was out on yet another rescue mission

In search of yet another abandoned canine

When I perched in the brush peering skyward

And soon observed a heavenly sight quite divine


There above me was the bright crescent moon

With the planet Venus, illuminated in the sky

And a flurry of white meteors darting all about

A sight truly worth seeing with my own two eyes


They say these meteors have been dancing about

Since the time of Christ, some 2,000 years past

They are named after Perseus, the son of Zeus

Who chopped off the evil Medusa’s head at last


What a marvelous sight to behold on this summer’s night

What magical images were now being displayed up above

And what a stark contrast to the reason I was now out here

In search of another outcast, devoid of a home, and of love


I finally stopped gazing skyward, and I began looking all around

Praying to the heavens that this night, this outcast could be found



-To Be Continued-



©August 2012, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/19/2012
off to read the next

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 8/17/2012
Heavenly powers rewarding *Mr Ed*
for the loving care you give....

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/17/2012
No admiring the scenery, do your job...;-) e
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 8/16/2012
Indeed a beautiful sight to behold, Ed and I look forward to reading pt2.
Reviewed by D. Vegas 8/16/2012

Reviewed by Odin Roark 8/16/2012
The "outcast" continues to be a metaphoric symbol of failure for man. We are so quick to forget we are but "part" of the whole, and a canine, a meteor may not have the same feeling as man, but who are we to judge they should be relegated to any less importance than our 3 car garage, our nail and hair coiffing sessions to help us think we are still alive amidst our deplorable sense of what it is to do what's right. Oh, how desperate do we cling to the fantasy of living.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 8/16/2012
Awe inspiring sight to pause and drink in it's wonders.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/16/2012
You have me in anticipation for tonight Ed!!
As too I am looking forward to the next few weeks
as the moon phases continue bringing us into moonless
nights as I like to look at the Milkyway

Strarry Gateways and Telescopes
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 8/16/2012
You were drawn to the sky Mr. Ed,
to observe this magnificent sight!
Nature was telling you in their
own way the beauty they wanted to
reveal to you while in your own
mission to save the outcasts in
your own beauty.

It was their comfort sign to you

I have been trying to capture a fawn
it is without a mother and seen
along Memorial Drive for nearly
3 weeks now. If I had not had
my grandson in the car with me
Monday (he is only 9 months old)
I would have stopped and brought
it in the car!

Keep up your beautiful mission sweetheart!
Nature approves and so do the rest of us :)

Love and Light
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 8/16/2012
You are a marvellous nature writer and a passionate poet. Love your sympathy and kindness to animals particularly canines. All outcasts have a home in your heart and this one shall soon be found. thanks Ed.

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