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Valleys We Have Known

Morning lays low
      over cornfields of brown,
Eagles on high
      search o'er the silent ground.
Waters run deep
      through the valleys of green,
While country roads
      still travel through this scene.

Mountains above
      seem to look down with scorn,
They been here long
      before towns had been born.
They've held the cross
      and kept storms out at bay,
Standing to guard
      forever and a day.

Old corner stores
      had once traded coupons,
Five and dime kids
      cleared the shelves of bonbons.
Echoes grow soft
      of the crowds that passed through,
Vacancy signs
      tell the stories for you.

Mothers, fathers,
      and families moved on,
Ties of the land
      never kept them that strong.
Drought and flood,
      the famine and disease,
Broke spirits quick,
      drove 'em all to their knees.

Morning breaks bright
      as it has for all time,
O'er mountains high
      standing for those that climb.
Eagles on high
      ride light the breeze's waves;
Waters run deep
      over forgotten graves.

Copyright © Daniel Larson

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  1. Date: 10/28/2012 2:52:00 PM
    Beautiful! Enjoyed reading your poem. Best wishes, Larisa

    Larson Avatar Daniel Larson
    Date: 10/28/2012 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am glad you enjoyed. Kindest regards, Daniel