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My Serenity

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My Serenity

My serenity, I will share, a special place I visit. It lies deep within a canyon where, the desert imparts no limits. For ancient years, it has lived, beyond mans fatal footprint. I've had to keep it secretive, so its beauty won't be spent. A place of purling clear waters, scampering over time worn stones. Where cast off leaves play teeter totter, upon ripples, from winds blown. There, mossy banks, recline in shadows and hug the deep, still pools. The sun glints crystal, off the shallows, so as to look bejeweled. Trees weave their limbs 'cross the stream, to form a Cathedral arch. As within the waters, life does teem and desert dwellers slake throats, parched. I hold this canyon to me as sacred, as did the Apache Nation. I come here when feeling fear or dread, to be healed by God's creation.
Paula Swanson 9/25/2011 For the contest; Flowing Water Sponsored by Francine Roberts Placement: 5th

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  1. Date: 10/3/2011 8:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the "Flowing Water" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 1:43:00 AM
    Beautiful poem. I wonder how many people have such a special place. For me, its just looking out my back window at my river, just complete serenity. I love it. Lee

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 12:50:00 AM
    Very nicely written Paula. A well deserved win

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 11:42:00 PM
    Congrats on your 5th place win! Kim

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 11:25:00 PM
    What a lovely secret to have. Congratulaitons on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 11:01:00 PM
    Congrats Paula on a wonderful win in flowing waters contest with lovely poetry luv..

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 10:51:00 PM
    congrats on your 5th place win in the contest Paula

  1. Date: 9/25/2011 4:01:00 PM
    Such excellent poetic work..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Reads like a winning entry..Good luck in the contest..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Thanks for the winners' circle placement of my work in your contest...I know that it is hard to choose the winners in these contest for there are so many good entries..Sara

  1. Date: 9/25/2011 12:42:00 PM
    Sounds like a serene and inspiring place Paula, and your poem is very lovely, Best of luck in the contest and I want to thank you so very much for my 3rd place win in your Candle Light Contest, I am very honored and proud ~` Constance

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 10:27:00 PM
    Beautiful! Kim