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Below is the poem entitled ATLANTIS RISES which was written by poet daver austin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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After 7000 years    old Atlantis    alluva sudden come up yesterday
Popped up – skinny end first – like a cork
No time ta think o’ displaced water    tidal waves    all that stuff
Shot up    not a periscope o’ warnin’    ner nothin’
Saucer strip in plain sight
Climbed so many miles in the sky    a drippin’ like mad
And belly-flopped right where they said it useta be
Scared hell outa 10,000 boy scouts at Disney World
Gotta be one o’ tha best danged things ever happened to the east 
    coast what with the shows all movin’ ta Californee. 
                       OLD ATLANTIS
                       THERE SHE FLOATS
                       THERE SHE BE    BOY
                       THAR SHE BLOWS!
They dispatched a team o’ guys from Wood’s Hole right away
Claimed her right away fer the old U S of A
That Plato he weren’t no dumbbell
He knew
Oughta eerect a statchew right on Poseidon’s front lawn in front o’
      the Grand Canal.
I didn’t see all this ya know
Onlyest seen what’s in the mornin’ paper
Front page pitchers o’ them muddy mountains and a tanker use ta 
     be sittin’ on the ocean floor.
Well golldang!    They’re gonna put up a big mewseeum so’s as 
      folks kin git a good look    so’s they kin touch all that crust 
What with the ice caps a meltin    who knows    folks may be 
      movin back to old Atlantis
Wouldn’t ya know it    now folks is a talkin’ bout a place called
I tell ya…………………………………..

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  1. Date: 7/8/2012 11:48:00 AM
    He, there, Daver. Happy Sunday to you!

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 6:20:00 AM
    DAver, do you remember the old song? Way down below the ocean, where I long to be..... ? That is cool in your poem, bringing Atlantis up to US!!!

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 6:07:00 PM
    Just the right poem to read tonight. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 1:20:00 PM
    Wow you've made the tale even taller Daver I liked the touch with the tanker and all; it seems you are feeling better and we are getting the benefits; take care Joe..)

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 11:20:00 AM
    Wow was a'rockin!:) Lots going on in thar morning paper LOL! Oh you'll never lose your story-telling poetical edge! Just the sort of thing I needed to read today! Have a great weekend...Love, Mikki