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A Fairy Tale Fugitive

Updated on February 8, 2015
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The Story Teller

His stories were often eloquent,

silver hair, smooth face,

he wove several stories with grace,

there was no confusion,

as his words created an illusion,

it shook you with feelings,

from moment to moment,

his tales went from floor to ceiling,

sorrow sometimes,

and his character cries,

but in his stories, no one dies,

his words would scrutinize,

sometimes with great intensity,

and the fantasy was difficult to realize,

he'd go on and wouldn't stop,

so compelling your body would begin to drop,

as you try in vain to speak,

but your mind would grow weak,

you couldn't even initiate dialogue,

as you try to break his concentration with a scream,

his mouth filled with crooked teeth,

and then you realized it was just a dream.

© 2014 Frank Atanacio

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I love it when you turn your hand to poetry Frank. This fairy tale/or is it nightmare is great. Thanks.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, A poet and i didn't kow it. Hee...Your poetry is eloquently spooky..

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I, too, am surprised by the poetry, but pleasantly surprised. Well done, Frank.

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      Kept private 2 years ago from Northeast United States

      Awesome poem :) Flowed nicely and I liked the subject matter with an interesting title.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I love when you write your poetry, dear Frank! You should write more as you are truly a gifted poet in addition to a great Flash Fiction/Creative Writer of Fiction. Your title is certainly creative. I love it.

      Up ++ and away

      Blessings always

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow, Frank that was fantastic! I didn't know you did poetry...and so well! ^+

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I like reading your poetry, Frank. This one is awesome, I love it. You have a gift for poetry and I hope you write it more often.

      Voted Up and Awesome, and H+

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Jodah and Always exploring for visiting my fairy tale

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you so much Billybuc and Carrie-Lee for visiting my page :)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Faith your too kind my dear friend.. and thank you Jackie for popping on by :)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you so much Phyllis for reading my poetry :)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Your ending caused me to chuckle, "Oh, Dear, Frank got me again." Absolutely love it!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I liked the metaphor, and then re-reading it seemed all the more fitting.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you so much for reading my fairy tale MsDora and of course you too Flourish anyway...:)

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      I told you so Frank didn't I? lol to write some poetry bring out your poetic side. You see you already get likes for it. LOL.

      Thanks for this creative piece.

      Have a Bless day one of my most awesome hubber friend :)

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      "His words would scrutinize..." You truly have the gift, Frank. This poem had me going along all the way to the surprise ending. Another good one, you talented poet.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Good one Frank Dear Chap! Once i live as a fairy tale fugitive.................no i think that was a dream....:)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      oh lady.. you did and thank you my dear fiddler

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Pegcole thank you so much and thank you to my friend clive bless you guys

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank goodness it was only a dream--but I do love me some nightmares! Well done Frank!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Audrey :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Frank it's good to see you writing poetry again, it's in the blood we can't deny it. Hey..I knew someone just like the old man, I could never get a word in. :) Nicely done.

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Really good poem, Frank.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you tobusiness and dealforaliving :)

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      lovedoctor926 2 years ago

      Good poem, well-done Frank.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      my goodness a blast from the past thank you and hope all is well :)

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Your poetry is just as amazing as your stories. This is not a dream but a great work!

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank yo so much Til :) Bless you

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      That was something Frank. It was beautiful and awesome. I voted up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much examiner good to see you :)

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      I love the line 'his tales went from floor to ceiling', great image.

      Is it a writer's nightmare or just a bad dream? I think we get so immersed sometimes, it has to come out somehow! Mind you, some articles I read here are enough to give you nightmares; certainly not yours I hasten to add.

      Brilliant poetry. You are so versatile but the ability to create atmosphere pervades.

      Enjoy your weekend!

      Ann

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      wow thank you so much ann..love the comment

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      Wayne Barrett 2 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      This is the second piece of yours in a row that is poetry. I was surprised, but not by the quality of work. Great stuff Frank.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for stopping by wayne :)

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Poetry with a twist. First you scare us then you calm us down with the ending. A modern fairy tale for sure.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      LOL thank you Til...good to see you

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 2 years ago from Lagos

      Very prosaic! You are so good in both ways. A poet cum storyteller hehe. :)

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Sounds like my kind of nightmare! lol! loved the poem, my dreams always consist of trying to get to the ocean but it always rains when I get there! wonder what the heck that means?

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      lol thanks Nell bless you

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Uban

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