Come the Sentinel: a Frank Atanacio Challenge
Some other verses in the challenge.
- In Honor of April's Poetry Month
Frank's original verse.
- Spirits Sat As Mourners (April Poetry Month Challenge By Frank Atanacio) Poem about Death
The Sentinel by tobusiness.
- Heaven or Hell
This verse follows The Examiner-1's hub "Heaven and Hell".
I have tried to reintroduce the "sentinel" created by tobusiness in her verse of that name.
Previous verses contributed by me to this challenge.
- Satan's Sunrise
My second contribution.
- Spirits sat as Mourners (April Poetry Month challenge by Frank Atanacio)
A first verse I wrote to add to Frank's poem "Spirits sat as Mourners".
Come the Sentinel.
by John Hansen 2014
As April's soul rose from the grave
The demons crowded around.
Ghostly hands reached out to her,
Above consecrated ground.
The Sentinel surveyed the scene
From a tall dead oak nearby.
Then with a shrieking cry it swooped
Through the demonic funeral fray.
The spirits cried as if in pain,
As the black bird stole their prey.
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