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The Mighty Kern (The end of many dreams)

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The Mighty Kern (The end of many dreams)

You’re not real deep as rivers go
You’re really not that wide
When it comes to my feelings of you
They’re feelings I just can’t hide

Through giant boulders you descend 
Winding through canyon walls
Inside you many have met their end
As rapidly as your water falls

Merle Haggard wrote a song of you
You took someone he loved
His song is very beautiful and true
A gift from God above

At four I stood upon your banks
Watched my mother die
Like those before and after her
So many left to cry

Your pools are pools of death
Calm and still they seem
Whirlpools lurking underneath
The end of many dreams

For Brian's contest

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  1. Date: 2/8/2010 6:50:00 AM
    This is another great poem, Michael. A touching salute to an inanimate mediator of our fate ... your memories sear upon it the hunger of your soul. I love it.

  1. Date: 2/7/2010 3:11:00 PM
    It is not hard to realize why this poem won in Brian's contest... Exceptional poem, Michael! Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 7:48:00 PM
    Good one Michael...congrats on your win. Hope all is well. BG

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 2:22:00 PM
    Interesting river write. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 7:50:00 AM
    Great to hear of your journey Michael.Thank you for your welcome blog commemts today .Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 1/21/2010 2:14:00 PM
    sigh..reminded me of Ophelia. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 9:33:00 AM
    Michael, many congratulations on your win in Brian's fine contest >> James

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 12:40:00 PM
    I think this is a very thought provoking and tragic poem. I like how you decided to write about the destructive side of water. It's not all peaceful and clear. Congratulations on placing with this piece!

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 5:42:00 AM
    Congratulations Michael, on your success in Brian’s “Flow River, Flow” contest with this very moving and sad poem. I am glad that you are one of the winner's. Your poetic skills shine. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 1/13/2010 2:44:00 PM
    Terrific Quatrain Michael, well done in Brian's contest >> James

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 7:23:00 PM
    So glad you won! andrea

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 4:40:00 PM
    Whew! Awesome write here for you, Michael! Took alot of courage and talent. Congrats on your win. (Which song by Haggard-he's one of my favs?)God bless you. Robert

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 3:07:00 PM
    Powerful poem, Michael. I'm only beginning to appreciate how therapeutic writing in the points of loss in our lives can be. Do you find it so?

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 9:33:00 AM
    Beautiful poem, Michael! Congratulations to you on your win in Brian's "Flow, River, Flow" Contest! Great job! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 9:15:00 AM
    Congratulations, Michael, on your win in the contest with this moving piece! Hope all is well! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 7:21:00 AM
    i am so sorry if this is true. You have penned the pain well. Congratulations on winning. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 1:07:00 AM
    Dear Michael, Congratulations on this heart-wrenching beautiful poem placing in Brian's contest. Love, Lainie yf4l.

  1. Date: 1/12/2010 12:25:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in my contest Michael.Rgds Brian.My latest contest RHYME TIME is now open

  1. Date: 1/7/2010 6:42:00 PM
    #1, dear Michael. I feel your pain. Love,Lainie

  1. Date: 1/6/2010 12:14:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest Michael.rgds Brian