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Labor Pains

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Labor Pains

Mud is my sunscreen as the dust mingles with the sweat to form a bond that encases my shell.

I move beneath the fiery sun as my skin bakes to a golden brown.

Sweat beads on my forehead and drips from my brow like raindrops from the rooftops.

The air is thick with the heat.

Motions are slow and deliberate.

Every breath is as though it is drawn from the depths of Hell.

Oh for the shade of just one leaf.

A branch.

A tree.

A tree where I can be set free to feel a breeze.

To feel at ease.

I'd settle for just one of these.

I raise my eyes to cloudless skies
And wonder why I choose sunrise
To start my day and journey through
A heat index of one o two

Rockman  :-)

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  1. Date: 8/1/2012 7:20:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie''s "Heat" contest Rockman. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 2:56:00 PM
    Rockman congrats on your win...sounds hot..David

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 2:39:00 PM
    straight up tight work man. mud sunscreen....NICE

  1. Date: 7/29/2011 11:28:00 AM
    more soup mail haha

  1. Date: 7/29/2011 8:58:00 AM
    a fine write that captures the essence pf ease through nature! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 7/29/2011 12:12:00 AM
    Soup mail

  1. Date: 7/28/2011 10:09:00 PM
    Could hardly wait to open this, thought someone was going to give birth, Oh well, maybe next time. Loved the last line, winds up the verse perfectly! :)

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 1:39:00 PM
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Rockman. I have enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today. Love, Carol