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Life Stories In Wood

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Life Stories In Wood

Storm clouds build and advance,
as thunder stampedes the air.
Reverberations caress my bones,
as I bow my head in prayer.

As I raise my face to rain,
that falls as tears on hallowed ground.
My eyes behold proud Totem poles,
touching sky and yet earth bound.

Their carved reverence, I can feel,
as they stand amid fierce winds.
Along side cold stones that offer names,
life stories these Totems lend.

A celebration of life in wood,
these sentinels against dark skies.
I stand within the storm in awe,
of their beauty, where death resides.



Paula Swanson
8/12/2011
For the contest Totems In The Darkening Sky
Sponsored by Francine Roberts
Placement: 3rd

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  1. Date: 8/23/2011 1:32:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Francine Roberts' "Totems in the Darkening Sky" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 5:06:00 PM
    Skillful and crafty. Loved it. Congratulations Paula.

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 4:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win! Great job! Caryl Ramsdale

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 10:07:00 AM
    Wow, well done. I like the last stanza alot. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 8:55:00 AM
    Many congrats to you, Paula : )

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 3:39:00 AM
    hey Paula, congrats on your win David

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 12:24:00 AM
    Paula- Francine must have been biting her nails while judging this super competitive contest. The entries are awesome....yours is a true beauty! A nice alliteration --the thunder stampeding the air...as tho' the air doesn't stand a chance! Such talent, lady! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 12:15:00 AM
    I like this very much. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 11:48:00 PM
    Congrats Paula on your super third place win in Totem Contest with this grand write my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 10:16:00 PM
    congrats on your third place win in the contest Paula, wonderful poem