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The Sentinel Guides Me

Updated on June 13, 2015

The verse which began this was Frank Atanacio's -

I am following the verse written by Phyllis Doyle - Angel with Broken Wings and the Sentinel

This is dedicated to Frank Atanacio

This is my third entry in the April Poetry Month challenge by Frank Atanacio.

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Two paths at a fork

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A fork in a pathway

When we come to a fork in a pathway we have to make a choice to decide as to which is the correct, or proper, way for us to travel. If we take the wrong path we can end up doing one of two things: We can either realize what we have done - in time - and turn back and then take the correct path, or, we can continue down the wrong path and hope that the outcome will not be too bad.

I, myself, would immediately turn around as soon as I realized this to return to the fork and take the correct path.

This is my third entry

The Sentinel Guides Me


O’ blackbird, blackbird now that April is gone,

Come to me and sing your song.

Please come to me & be my guide,

For I must be led to the path

Of righteousness, and not to the one of wrath.


The Devil marks the souls with ashes,

Which you will not see but you will see the bloody gashes.

Until I am on the proper path, I must hide.

The Sentinel comes and leads me to,

The proper path I wish to view.

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Blackbird singing

Which path would you take?

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Thank you very much Emunah. Poor bird, what a shame. I know that it was not your fault. I will have to check out Hacklslap's site.

      I appreciate your votes and shares.

      I hope that you had an enjoyable weekend.

      Kevin

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      Emunah La Paz 2 years ago from Arizona

      Beautiful poem Examiner-1! You have a sweet way with words. Incidentally a bird flew into my grill while I was driving today. Feathers flew everywhere. I was very sad immediately thought about you and Hackslap. I really hate when that happens. I wish there was some way to prevent birds from flying into windows and the grill of cars it's so frighting! Great Poem Voted up! Tweeted out!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I deeply accept your good-hearted words of kindness, my lady Nell.

      I really do appreciate your comments, thank you. :-)

      Kevin

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      This is beautiful, I love the line O blackbird, really brings a feel of olde worlde! loved it!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Shyron. I thought that you had read them all back in April - I guess not.

      I am truly obliged for your marks on this. Thank you.

      Kevin - Have a nice day

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      This is beautiful Kevin, I don't know how I missed it, I thought I read them all.

      Thumbs up, UABI and shared.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Why thank you kind lady. I appreciate your compliments and I am glad that you liked it Deb.

      Kevin

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I liked this one--good job! The Boat-tailed Grackle's word was a nice touch, too.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I just hope that I make it before the bell pepper goes bad again - that seems to be the only problem.

      I am glad about the smell because I am allergic to the scent makers (whatever they are called).

      Kevin

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      So glad you have what you need to make the chicken Cacciatore. Let me know what you think. Your place is gonna smell really nice when you cook this dish.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Why thank you for your thoughts and votes. You have a great week too.

      Kevin

      P.S. - I have the ingredients, and your recipe (bookmarked) for that cacciatore. I just have to remember to write it down.

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      I agree with Audrey-it has a Poe feeling about it. Hit many buttons and voted up. Have a great week ahead Kevin :-)

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Gee, you have my acknowledgement and appreciation. All I do is put the words on paper. I do not know what the different poems are or understand anything about poetry. I must be unaware of the difference between 'poet' and 'poetry'. Anyway, I thank you again for your comment and I wish you a good day!

      Kevin

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A great poem Kevin. You are indeed a wonderful poet and this one proves just that without a doubt.

      Voting up and sharing.

      Eddy.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      This site/verse. I matched your name with the title as soon as I saw them together. I looked back after I answered last night and I was right.

      Kevin

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Read what again, Kevin?

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Hello Phyllis. Are you saying that you did not know about what Shelley mentioned? I thought that you would be one of the first to know that. Read it again. I thought when I saw your name and the title, "Didn't she read it already?" Thank you for coming back!

      Kevin

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      How exciting ! I did not know that is what Frank will do. Wow ! that will be a difficult decision, for sure. Read your poem again, Kevin. Nice!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Do not worry Shelley, thanks for the compliment. I did not know that he was going to do that. He is really going to have a chore!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Somehow I missed this. I like your addition! I'm interested to see which option Frank will choose for the ending to the chain ?!?

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Beth. I do not remember if it was this one but I thought that someone told it was a little humorous.

      Kevin

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      Beautiful poem! Sent a little shiver up my arms.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Lastheart. I had to make this fit in with the other ones in Frank's poem.

      Kevin

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Very clever! I love the way you knitted this.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Faith. I am glad that you liked it.

      Kevin

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Kevin,

      You are certainly in keeping with the theme here in yet another wonderful poem to add to Frank's poetry challenge. I really enjoyed it!

      Up and more and away

      Blessings for a lovely day.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you rdsparrowwriter. I was glad to share for this was a verse entered in Frank Atanacio's April Poetry Month challenge.

      Kevin

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      rdsparrowriter 3 years ago

      It's a beautiful poem :) Thank you for sharing :) Happy Easter!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I am very grateful for your thoughts Frank, they mean a lot to me. Happy Easter to you too.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I am much obliged to hear this from the from the one this verse was following, and two comments relating to Edgar Allen Poe. Thank you very much Phyllis.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Audrey and I am glad that you liked it. I am also grateful that my verse made you think of Poe.

      Kevin

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Eaminer this was fantastic thank you for continuing this sage bless you and happy Easter

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      This is really good, Kevin. I enjoyed reading it. I was going to say it made me think of one of Edgar Allan Poe's poems, but Audrey beat me to it. Well done, Kevin.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      I really liked this--it reminds me so of Poe--the sense of the eerie in everyday things--

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I always enjoy hearing compliments Ruby and you have done that. Thank you.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Well, that certainly makes me feel good. Thank you very much Jodah. I am also grateful for the votes.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      It was meant to be in the pious area because it is a verse for Frank Atanacio's poem. I do not know if you have followed that but I appreciate your votes.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you very much Nancy.

      Kevin

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The video is priceless and your poetry is well done. The picture with two paths is perfect with your theme. Voted up and shared.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Well done Kevin. I feel you are getting better and better with each poem. This fits the last few submitted verses perfectly and keeps the poem right on track in my opinion. Voted up.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      This is a sweet poem filled with very pious emotions ! I loved reading this cute poem. Kevin, well-written and voted up.

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      Nancy McLendon Scott 3 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful and thought provoking! I love your poems.