Stealing Lovely Caroline

Updated on May 22, 2016
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Kenneth has a taste for abstract/prose poetry as well as the comical side of life. 23-years of writing for a newspaper has served him well.

Jaded dragon
Jaded dragon | Source

Scorpions shallow wallow by the well
Licking sticking tongues telling dark tales.
Honeybee sting sermons will ring
Lovely Caroline ceases to sing.

Gladiola warriors with jagged glass swords
Battle ten swarms of dragonflies endless hordes.
Lions growl a loving moan seeking the hungry bone
Sleeping diseases escaping then dying alone.

Oh, subtle dragon with eyes of ash
Kings, queens and princess in sash.
How'd I get here, I issue my plea
Why am I not me, but a stranger in me?

Icy grease demons sting innocent crows
Turning one against another laying still by rows.
Crumbs of fate and rotting iron gate
Sighing with love and killing their fate.

Lovely Caroline now wakes to her tea
Silently sipping eyelash flashes to me.
She is his betrothed, his mate I see
Upon no journey or escape she sees.

Then jaded dragons rise to hold court
Taking control o'er mankind's weak sort.
Speaking in rocky truth they stand so pure
Angry and arrogant their servants demure.

I dream no more while choking the core
Under blue waves and touching her door.
Muted songs she'll hear today
Jaded dragons blink forever we stay.

Lovely Caroline
Lovely Caroline | Source

© 2016 Kenneth Avery


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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Sweet Gypsy Rose Lee,

      It is I who is honored here, to know YOU.

      You have touched my life with your words and I even feel the intents of them.

      I cannot say that for all whom I have met. But in your case, YES.

      Write me anytime about anything.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee,

      "I am honored to know you as well. Your comment although short, says so much. I sometimes struggle to keep my sanity and I am not joking. It is special friends such as yourself I consider priceless gifts from God Himself. Please keep in touch."

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      You welcome Kenneth. Truly a pleasure to know you. Love your poetry.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Gypsy Rose Lee,

      Sweet friend, I must say this to you. And it is all from my heart.

      Ever since I joined HubPages around five years ago, you were one of my first followers who is now a special friend. Thank you for all of your sweet comments, constant support and very interesting name.

      Thank you for being in my life.

      Love, Kenneth

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Loved this. A poem full of enchantment.


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