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Ode To The Rock Wall

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Ode To The Rock Wall

One by one your bones are stacked,
to hold back Mother Nature.
Or as a need for privacy,
a man made stone enclosure.

You turn a graceful curve around,
a walkway or a drive.
At times you are snap-line straight.
A Canvas for artistic eyes.

You end against a building wall,
or with columns as sentinel ends.
At times your left with toothings out,
so you may continue once again.

Be you cottage stone or slate flats,
created of rip rap or river rock.
Your rugged beauty ads some flair
and curb appeal around the block.

You lead the way, block a path.
Keep man out of danger.
You silently stand against time,
a stone faced, familiar stranger.


For the contest:  A Toothful Ode
Sponsored by Nancy Jones

*note.  Toothing.  When a stone or brick wall is left
unfinished, with bricks or stones left jaggered at the end,
so the wall can be continued at a later time.

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  1. Date: 9/21/2011 1:43:00 PM

    Congratulations in the contest of Nancy Jones "A Toothful Ode" Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 11:53:00 AM

    Congratulations on the win in the contest of Nancy, Paula

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 4:00:00 AM

    Paula congrats on your win, have learned something today..David

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 1:15:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in the Toothful Ode contest sponsored by Nancy Jones. CR

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 5:48:00 PM

    Congratulations on a great ode and win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 5:04:00 PM

    Love this write, Paula.. so creative! Thanks so much for supporting my contest. Namaste~N

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 4:52:00 PM

    CONGRATS PAULA ON YOUR HM IN ODE CONTEST WITH ANOTHER DYNAMIC WRITE MY FRIEND..LUV.. THANKXX FOR MY 8TH PLACE IN YOUR CONTEST.. LUV..

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 3:59:00 AM

    Your poetic license has brought out a work of art here! Thank you for sharing that poem. seems to me it needs to be published! no joke!