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Day 28 | April Poetry Month Challenge | Owl of Victory

WFSC Creative Writing Facilitators Mike Deregowski and Kelsey Hoople challenge you to participate in national poetry month. 1 poem per day for 30 days with no working ahead. 😉

Overall theme 'The Great Escape'.

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Day 28 | April 28th | Owl of Victory


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tingelger
tingelger
Apr 29, 2020

Owl of Victory


what does an owl symbolizes?

Magic, darkness

or is it Victory?


Owl will howl

Let's do this guys!

We've got this!


Owl will hail

Sleep tight tonight

Tomorrow we'll fight


Owl will hoot

Eat healthy and stay put

Move and write it out


It is the Owl of Victory

Face her fury and might

Defeat you're a mockery

Because it is the

Owl of Victory!

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lawrence.jar94
lawrence.jar94
Apr 29, 2020

Owl of Victory

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It was a face that came in the night,

Something that seemed to be out of dreams of old.

A face of feather and knowledge, behind such eyesight,

A whisper of the wing as it would fold.

It was there a moment, and then gone again,

A rustle of feather disappearing into a whisper of the wind.

What did it mean, and to what remain

Did it point the way? The memories of it nearly chill the skin,

And yet, that face isn’t just a thing of the past,

Those nightmares and dreams of childhood that disappear into the murk and dust

Of human memory; it was as if a die had been cast

In a…


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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 28, 2020

28. Owl of Victory


Night owl

Wise owl

What do you say?

Night owl

Wise owl

Same every day

White owl

Snowy owl

December or May

White owl

Snowy owl

Eye on your prey

Night owl

Grey Owl

Up in the tree

Fight owl

Win owl

Your food victory.


(c) Linda J. Pedley 04/28/2020

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Owl of Victory

O.W.L. – Out With Losing

A new Little League team motto

After a dismal last season, this year we’re cruising

National finals – we feel as if we won the lotto

Bottom of the ninth

Bases loaded

We’re behind

We need this run – expectations overloaded

I’m up to bat

Stare down the pitch

I swing and hear the crack

Thought the ball might split a stitch

The ball soars

The bases rounded

The crowd roars

Victory is sounded

The underdogs came through

Once we had started we couldn’t stop

Our prize – awarded to the crew

A trophy with an owl perched atop

​​​​​​​​​©April 28, 2020 J.E. McKnight

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