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  The Hunted
by Sara L Russell
Sunday, June 22, 2003

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This poem is dedicated to a poet friend of mine who was recently a stalking victim, but the problem is now resolved....

Here flies a murder of crows,
Here lies an unwanted rose.

Three crows squabble
in a twisted tree
to human lunacy,
where man goes
out hunting his prey
and woman dreads
the fading day,
where sounds
exist to plague the mind
and confidence
is left behind;
so cast the rose
down on the floor
who put it through the door.

Some people fear the dark,
some people are the dark.

Now she runs
from the lonely freak
and only the dark
can speak

as the crows squawk on
she locks up tight
the chub, the bolt
lock out the night
as daylight fades
everyone's out
"alone, alone!"
the black birds shout;
a sash window
a glass-paned door
a net curtain;
perfect before
but now
they might as well be mist
between haven
and anarchist
day after day
and endless nights
waiting for him
to blow the lights -

Some people fear the dark,
some people are the dark.

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Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader) 8/27/2003
What a powerful way to begin a poem!

Here flies a murder of crows,
Here lies an unwanted rose.

What a powerful poem!

Judges, AD poetry contest September 2003, take note!

This is genial!

Richard Vallance

Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 7/5/2003
Brilliantly dark and threatening and yet oddly empowering, because, ultimately the twisted psyche and lunatic motives of the stalker cannot triumph. A very interesting and intriguing write on many levels, I congratulate you on a terrific write!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 6/22/2003
I agree with Robert.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 6/22/2003
This is a mot interesting and intriguingly done write...Very Good!!!!
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 6/22/2003
This is a cracker, sweetie.
Strangely I read another poem here yesterday that cast crows as harbingers of trouble. That Poe guy has a lot to answer for, they're quite whacky birds really.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/22/2003
Well, the best thing for her to do was not to be afraid; and walk proudly and bravely. The stalker is just another person.

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
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