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Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

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Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

We are truly blessed with splendid scenery in this great nation,
Overwhelmin' our senses with awe and inspiration!
Visitors to such places may view them with differin' perception,
And the spectacular Grand Canyon is certainly no exception!

A preacher, for example, might fall upon his knees in exaltation,
Praisin' and glorifyin' The Lord for His magnificent Creation!
He'll be inspired to concoct a sermon for his languid congregation,
That'll bring them leapin' from their pews in rousin' exultation!

The artist, no doubt, will view it with a practiced eye and gush,
About the masterpiece he'll create with his paint and brush .
As he critically eyeballs the colorful vista so breathtakin',
He'll exclaim, "Tis a marvelous canvas in the makin'!"

The contemplative poet will ponder the scene and then,
Create volumes of flowin' verse from his prolific pen!
The musician becomes emotional standin' on the high plateau,
Hearin' a symphony as the waters flow on the watercourse below!

An old cowpoke might marvel at the scene and scratch his brow,
Sayin' to no one in particular, "One helluva place to lose a cow!"
From the rocky coast of Maine to the San Diego Bay,
Ain't no two people gonna see things in the very same way!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
(c) All Rights Reserved
Entry for PD's "7 Wonders of the Ancient or New World"

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  1. Date: 5/24/2013 12:26:00 PM
    I love all the different perspectives you showed in this piece (and the part about losing a cow made me laugh). We all are dumbfounded trying to explain something so incredible. And thanks for reading Limes, Lemons, Cherries... not all my pieces are so lighthearted, but I try to keep in balance with my more serious pieces (which some may call "melodramatic").

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:25:00 PM
    Congratulations Robert...I see we both were impressed enough to write about the same thing..

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 2:49:00 PM
    I knew it would be a winner..Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Hey Bob good one as always!! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Hello Bob h.,, thank you for the wonderful poem and stunning imagery in my "7 wonders of the world contest." CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for the support. Take Care & Good Night ;-) ~LINDA

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Bob H, congrats with your 7 wonder poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Robert, excellent poem to the Grand Canyon, congratulations

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:15:00 PM
    Like this very much. Congrats. Rick

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 4:34:00 AM
    Congratulations Sir Robert on your breathtaking write and outstanding win~A.O

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:50:00 PM
    Loved every word Robert....congratulations..... :-)

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading your great work that subtlely describes the Grand Canyon...Thanks for your visits today..Your review of my work is always uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 4:42:00 PM
    I'm afraid of heights and have vertigo... I'll enjoy it from the camara's angle on TV... But to see it in person... would be awesome!

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 11:02:00 AM
    Robert; I've never been to The Grand Canyon. I hve only seen it in pictures or movies. I love your poem. thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Hi Robert this is a beatiful poem with a strong artistic flare.

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 2:36:00 AM
    Love this Robert, a great piece of writing. Thank you for the pleasure of reading it. Rick

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 7:24:00 PM
    LOL! : ) Very well done, Robert! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Your poem here is truly a phenomenal write! I really enjoyed reading this incredible piece! You have amazed me with this lovely poem Robert! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 6:44:00 PM
    Sending soupmail....:)

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Gotta love those old cowpokes!! They tell it like it is!!! So funny, Robert...great work!!

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 6:28:00 PM
    I will agree with your statement here Bob, thanks for sharing xxx