AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Jansen Estrup, iAnn Marquette, iShirley Houston, iVenkataraman Gopalakrishnan, iDavid Schwinghammer, iCarol Tetlow, iTom Kitt, i

  Home > Pets/Pet Care > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Barbara A Audet

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· 11 Titles
· 3 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jan, 2008

Barbara A Audet, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Popular Poetry (Pets/Pet Care)
  1.  The Victims of Our Cruelty
  2.  Their Love and Loyalty Deserve Ours
  3.  We Are Their Voice
  4.  Our dog Rufuz...
  5.  If Only Man Was Dog's Best Friend
  6.  National Dog Day
  7.  Over Five Thousand A Day Are Dying
  8.  Faith Saves Grace
  9.  Frozen Tears
  10.  My Sammy-boy Makes Me Smile
  11.  Another Innocent Soul Out In The Cold And
  12.  A Going Home Surprise
  13.  National Feral Cat Day
  14.  Ode To Louie
  15.  Mutt Strutting
  16.  The Kitty Roaster
  17.  Ode To An Underdog
  18.  Walkin' The Dog
  19.  Guardian Angels
  20.  End of Year Ponderings



Ace Abides
by Barbara A Audet

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Barbara A Audet
•  Robert's Wrongs
•  Barnacles
•  Wounded Soldiers
•  Cockatiel Eggs
•  Shelley
           >> View all 11

Ace Abides

Snow cautions me. From the car, a short walk down the road
Brings soundless walls of white, memories of pink carnations fleet petaled only.
Pampered quiet, nourished by the freezing body of a lost pet lying long.
Patience until the day the sun will open its heart and free the earth for him,
before his fur finds fault with its black sack coffin.
Why did I lose you in the February stopping time?
We met first on a warmer day, your gaze unaccepting.
Then talk turned to cheese. They said, the mean man and the nice woman,
That cheese would corrupt you. Rusty door opens on the old station wagon and you accepted my intrigue, the promise of a life with cheese and me.
Now the white confounds my sight of you, a mounded mass of snow protects you.
I suppose but I must face the thaw.
They say in West Virginia in the winter that bodies waited in the sheds, becalmed by snow.
Their faces in their coffins twice stilled, once by easy death and stilled again by nature’s tempered lack of empathy for dying’s debut.
Who stacks the dead in the sheds? Do the families check their frozen progress?
Whose momentary shudder of proper placement gave them stationary solemnity?
The warmth of unexpected thaw unnerves me.
I am not ready to brave the touch of the roundness now collapsed that made you.
Shovel bound, I will break down the ground that holds its own against you.
With spring will come seclusion.

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


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


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.