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The Legend of Lost Lake Swamp: Poem
Posted by wordsmith, Nov 13, 2010. 2565 views. ID = 4132

The Legend of Lost Lake Swamp

Posted by wordsmith, Nov 13, 2010. 2565 views. ID = 4132
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I haven't been on the site in a while so here's a poem to show I'm still alive. It's inspired by the time my dad was at the cabin (on the hill by lost lake swamp) and it was night and he was taking the dog out and they got charged by a wolf who snuck up behind them and then ran off when my dad yelled.
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In the north woods where the wild wolves are and the coyotes howl at night
And the bobcats prowl the undergrowth in search of a tasty bite
Where the wind goes wuthering through the pines and the sound of the questioning owl
Competes with the lunatic laugh of the loon and the panther’s hungry growl
Up north in the land of lakes and swamps, of Northern lights and Snow
There’s a little cabin in the woods where the lonely hunter goes
It sits on a hill by Lost Lake Swamp surrounded by trees and air
There’s no human soul for miles around, you can shout and there’s no one to hear
But the hungry jay on his branch outside and the squirrel in his hidden nest
And the little songbird on the rock with his puffed up feather chest

And most times the loneliness is good and sometimes it makes you scared
If something happened to you out here how long until someone cared?
If you wandered down to check the stand and knelt beside the trail
And the wolf whose tracks you’re studyin’ sneaks up behind on the trail
And slashes you on the back and as you lay there bleedin’ out
You know there’s no one there to hear so you don’t even shout
And your ghost will haunt the lonely pines and wander through the swamp
And years from now the folks will tell of the legend of Lost Lake Swamp
And the hunter who was vanished there in the land of snow and northern lights
In the north woods where the wild wolves are and the coyotes howl at night


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Scribbler
Nov 13, 2010
I like how you've caught the atmosphere of the place.
   ~Posted by Scribbler, Nov 13, 2010

Laura
Nov 16, 2010
Spooky! I like it... I like how you ventured beyond description into action, and then turned that *into* description. Nicely done.
   ~Posted by Laura, Nov 16, 2010



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