Poem(s) of the Week: December 4, 2005

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Poem(s) of the Week: December 4, 2005

Post by heinzs » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:58 am

Two winners this week:

Winner: Poem of the Week: December 4, 2005
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Black Sunday
by sailor55

Eastbound into Hooverville
A black abrasive cloud
Tumbled high with devil silt
On wheat fields over-plowed

Invading every tenant house
Through every sealed crack
It scoured out the rolling hills
Obliterating tracks

Choking horses rearing back
And dancing dizzy four-steps
Left riders groping in their yards
For safety at their doorsteps

Loose and shallow graveyards with
Positions gone unfixed
Were windy talcum moonscapes
By the spring of thirty-six

The golden waving harvest crops
A distant memory
As broken pioneers embraced
Persistent poverty

Breadbasket of the nation proved
Unequal to the test
The parched panhandle denizens
Would soon be heading west

In flimsy rolling caravans
Escaping sun by night
Confronting hard-faced bigotry
And quite prepared to fight

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Winner: Poem of the Week: December 4, 2005
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<center>Snow Angels
by jhanke

laying on the ground
in the dead of winter
I begin to wonder
if you are watching me
somewhere, somehow
I wish I could see you.
leaving snow angels
in the bitter cold
it was always fun when
we were younger
and everything seemed alright
never thought one day
you'd leave me forever
still every winter
here I lay staring up
at the cold sky
next to your grave</center>
Last edited by heinzs on Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by jhanke » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:43 am

aww... congrats to sailor55.
you guys are awesome.
:mrgreen:
Maybe I should of buried the butterfly instead of picking it apart.

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Post by Sebastian Autumn » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:57 am

Congrats sailor55 and jhanke!!!!

:bow: :thewave: :bow:

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Post by Eternum 1 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:58 am

woo hoo! Two scoops of raisins, ice cream with sptinkles and whatever analogy I'm reaching for.

A treat is what I'm saying to read both. Two different writes and styles as unique as the writers.

congrats to you both!

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Post by wgilstrap » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:08 pm

:mrgreen: Cool I'm glad they both got Poem Of The Week, both are great.
Congrats Guys! :mrgreen:

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Post by ninian » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:31 pm

congratulations to both of you!!!

bravo :D
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Post by jhanke » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:05 am

:oops:
Maybe I should of buried the butterfly instead of picking it apart.

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