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My Desert

A warm wind blowing lightly kicking up dust
Leaves of a mesquite tree swaying with rhythm
Stale water from a recent rain
Masked with a gleaming sun’s prism
An ocotillo dancing with lizards underneath
A mesa in the sunset with a towering shadow
Cacti in formation like that of a soldier
Awaiting a Moon as if protecting the glow
A river dissecting from bank to bank
A dry wash starving for a drink
A cottontail hiding from a hawk up above
Camouflaged in silence not even a blink
A starry night or one that’s pitch black
A rattler out looking for heat
While at it searching for a meal
A desert rat my what a treat
What a Beautiful place this desert I’m in
Monsoon rains what a wonderful scent
There’s no place like home unpredictable place
A love for life in this haven I’ve spent

Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013


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  • Patricia Grantham (6/29/2013 6:24:00 AM)

    A very nice poem about life in the desert.
    Even though the desert seems to be place where
    there is very little life or water it still manages to
    have some kind of existence. Even a cactus or
    a rattlesnake can be seen. The deserts of our
    life may seem be dry at times but we still manage
    to survive the tough times. A very thoughtful write.

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  • Ken E Hall (6/24/2013 6:53:00 PM)

    Charming description of your dessert which has everything in it plus how you love it 'A love for life in this haven I've spent '...thanks for this...regards

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