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Cactus Heart

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Cactus Heart

You would assume I am thirsty in this dire heat,
Or that my needles would cause others to quickly retreat,
You would conclude that my flowers were only for show
Or that if someone didn’t water me I would never grow,
But what you don’t see in plain eye sight
Is that I am flourishing with waters of integrity and might,
Under these thorns you call choked up defenses
Breeds the strength to survive all forms and pretenses,
To you I require little maintenance… but I know better,
I know how to absorb all I need in good and bad weather,
For I was strategically placed in this atmosphere,
All I need dwells in my structure enabling me to stay clear
Of beasts that lurk when sandstorms arise,
When mirages start to mesmerize,
When signs and wonders appear in fallen skies,
And soldiers forget to break ancient soul ties,
I stand my post and flaunt my spikes,
A cactus heart survives all flights.

By: Sabina Nicole
Written: In a Very dry Place
Contest: Forgot

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  1. Date: 7/26/2012 9:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Yasmin's "The Unread Poems"contest Sabina. Love, Carol

    Nicole Avatar Sabina Nicole
    Date: 7/26/2012 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you
  1. Date: 7/25/2012 3:19:00 AM
    Sabina super congrats on your win, excellent write...David

    Nicole Avatar Sabina Nicole
    Date: 7/26/2012 1:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you david!
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 7:05:00 PM
    A diffinit 7 and I bet you could easily tweak this to free verse [drop the end rhyme ;0] and have a good contest entry for me on HEAT [But of course keep both versions!] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Nicole Avatar Sabina Nicole
    Date: 7/23/2012 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    aww you awsome! and I will write you a fresh one!
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 5:20:00 PM
    Great poem! Wow.... Jane XoXo

    Nicole Avatar Sabina Nicole
    Date: 7/23/2012 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    wow thank you so much Jane!
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 6:34:00 AM
    congrats Sabina on a fabulous write and win for this contest luv.. another brilliant one ..

    Nicole Avatar Sabina Nicole
    Date: 7/23/2012 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much