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Opossum on the Road

Updated on February 27, 2010


I saw an opossum on the road~

His fur parted~

Blowing in the blustery breeze.





I saw an opossum on the road~

Black daintily clawed paws~

A button nose sniffed the air~

With partial fright.


I saw an opossum on the road~

He looked at me~

 As I drove by~

Two beady eyes~

 As black as night.

For one split second~

 His eyes met mine.


I saw an opossum on the road~

He saw me~

Than he went on~

 Eating his dinner~

 Where he dined.


I saw an opossum on the road~

He very intent on survival~

 I not much of a~

 Disruption at this time.


I saw an opossum on the road~

His coat a ruffle~

As he turned~

To look quick at me.



I saw an opossum on the road~

He was back to~

 Being busy under~

 The shade of the trees.



I saw an opossum on the road~

He supped~

 As I leered~

 At the sight.


I saw an opossum on the road~

Soon his small face~

And frame at a distance~

As I drove further~

Out into the sun-downed light.


I saw an opossum on the road.



Lisa J. Warner


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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 8 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank You Guys~With my winter cabin fever ~I have not felt very inspired until I saw this little character. Blessings to all.

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      Micky Dee 8 years ago

      Possums are interesting. They have fingerprints you know. Amazing. So if one get's into your "things" you can find out which one it was! Thanks

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      maven101 8 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Just for a moment, you entered his world, looked into his eyes,and that moment etched itself on your creative fibre...A moment frozen in memory, a memory that confirmed your existence by his silent acknowledgement of your passing him by...I particularly liked your phrasing at the end which gave me a snapshot of his little face fading away in the " sun-downed light "...Thank you, Lisa...I enjoyed this moment of discovery...Larry