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Desert of California

I live in a place that’s flat and dry,
Plants are short with cloudless sky.
Tumbleweeds go bouncing by,
Gets unbearably hot in July.
With lack of water you can die,
Sources of food are in short supply.
Consists of dusty stone and cacti,
With flora that look like bonsai.
On the sidewalk eggs will fry,
Sunglasses needed to cover each eye.
Cacti found can make you high,
Cool summer nights, meteors fly by.
But for some reason, I don’t know why,
Its unsung beauty makes me cry.

By Greg Stanley
Entered into the “Where in the world are you?” Contest
Sponsored by The Indigo Dreamweaver

Copyright © Greg Stanley

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  1. Date: 12/23/2011 5:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your worldly win Greg. Love, Carol Happy Holidays

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 5:19:00 PM
    It sounds a lot like the aussie outback Greg..I can understand the beauty you see..congrats on the 8th place in my contest xxx

  1. Date: 12/19/2011 10:24:00 AM
    Greg-Love this monorhyme! Flows beautifully! I too love the CA desert. I was just in Desert Hot Springs/Palm Springs last week.

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    Date: 12/19/2011 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much - One of my best memories was seeing snowfall in the Desert near Barstow; it was amazing.