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This Land is My Land

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This Land is My Land

Pastoral country
Where folks wave to passers by--
Farmers plowing

Exit 386
Wal-Mart, fast foods, and hotels-- 
Tourists stop

Modern businesses
Of every type one might need--
The short road to town

Refurbished storefronts
With arts antiques and barbers--
Downtown businesses

Houses big and small
Fill the local neighborhoods--
Quiet streets

State Parks, music fests
And neighborhood barbeques --
Entertainment

Outside of town
Beautiful farms and woodlands--
The rural folks

The river rises
Bringing water to my land --
Children in kayaks

The home of brave hearts
Who understand nature’s way --
King and rattlesnakes

The home of the free
Where people are seen smiling--
Live Oak, Florida

ã June 5, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member   MY LAND IS MY HOME 
Sponsored by: ~ SKAT ~

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 8:22:00 PM
    Dane, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 5:50:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your placement in Skat's "My Land Is My Home" contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 3:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win SKATS contest!!!!

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 1:35:00 PM
    DANE, congrats with your beautiful FROM the heart poem about your home and land~, xox* PD

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 8:25:00 AM
    Lovely haiku Dane.Enjoyed.

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 7:10:00 PM
    Enjoyed your awesome poem! have yourself a good night, always :-) PD

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 6:02:00 AM
    Sounds lovely Dane.. Hugs xxx