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Heat

Hot, unforgiving heat, ravaging the land with seasonal torture.
A place where the weak die and the strong survive.
A place where the soul destroying sun, beats daily.
Shifting daily winds along with shifting sands, move frequently.
Hot, sapping days, draw every ounce of ground moisture.
The vegetation gets gnarled and twisted from intense heat.
Day after day, the fight for survival becomes real.
The strong will push, and the weak will perish quickly.
In nine months, the rains will revive this land. 




9 line contest
11/01/13

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 7:36:00 PM
    I like your approach; you did it great, Phyllis! Belated congratulations on your win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Phyl - Ralph

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 1/20/2013 5:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Ralph
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 12:58:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win!

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 1/20/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Christopher
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your top spot Phyl luv xx

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 1/20/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Mandy
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Good morning Phyllis Babcock , :-) CONGRATULATIONS on a poem well done. Nice nice nine lines in Tracie's :-) " #9 " awesome contest... love always ~PD

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 1/20/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you PD
  1. Date: 1/19/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your big win my dear Phyllis! love/hugs, Leonora

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 1/20/2013 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you
  1. Date: 1/17/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this creative work..Reads like winning material for the contest..The work has me asking questions as to where is this land?..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 3:14:00 PM
    love this, especially the upbeat last line, Phyll - thanks for all your kindness, my friend

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 10:14:00 PM
    It's been below zero here but I remember the heat last summer with no rain. yuk! you deliver a strong message for this contest. all the best in the contest love lizzie

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 1:36:00 PM
    A long time to waif for relief.

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 1:32:00 PM
    wow, what a great use of the nine lines you made, Phyllis. I would never have known i was reading a poem with nine words per line, you did it so seamlessly!

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Typing now on a cold, wet day and begging to see the sun. I know that in the summer I'll be looking forward to the cooler weather again. Wish the heavens rain clouds had a push button, on and off lol I enjoyed this and remember the Hot Dry Burning days of summer. Well done !!

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Why not share the equally ..... some get too much rain, some get too much sun, or snow, wind ....... If you and I decided we should split a bit of everything for everyone. - A well written poem dear Phyllis. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)