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Windmill on the Hill

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Windmill on the Hill


On the mound of a hill, overlooking the bend Off the asphalt road, that never will end A ghost of a thing, made of rough weathered wood Standing content, without a complaint Needing repair....not to mention some paint Leaning slightly in back, from the north to northwest Squeaking a bit, from a past that has spent It clings to the wind, and decays with neglect The years have abused you... No longer called useful? I beg to reply...I think you are beautiful Strong beams held you strong Your day's work was done When the wind caught your breath and death came with drought, where doubt found a home Now the birds make their home on the wings of your song Pride came from the hands that came to erect Hammered a nail with faith's dedication Placing each board, with hope and conviction A wheel, standing regal, a workhorse with fervor Once brought new life, from the depths of a river The years have abused you... No longer called useful? I beg to reply...I think you are beautiful
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  1. Date: 12/27/2013 2:11:00 PM

    I think you have surpassed the limits of reality with this one. Very pleasing sequence of stanzas with the meaningful repeat. I must say, you're quite the storyteller yourself. This poem really seems "a living thing". Happy New Year!

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 2:30:00 AM

    Beautiful!!! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 2:55:00 PM

    A good and winning write from you CArrie well done..'

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 6:48:00 AM

    Carrie so well portrayed congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 9:48:00 PM

    nice win...PD

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 6:10:00 PM

    Congratulations Carrie

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 12:48:00 PM

    Outstanding and yes Beautiful. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 10:43:00 AM

    - Congratulations on your winning poem in the: "SEEING BEAUTY..." contest, Carrie. - A pleasure to read your poem and a pleasure to take part. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 9:48:00 AM

    I liked it! Beautiful write, Carrie! You are among those who offer wings and soul to their free verse. Congrats on the poem and the beautiful win. :) G.

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:25:00 AM

    A joy to read your poem on seeing the beauty in imperfection and congratulations on the win, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 8:52:00 AM

    I think it's beautiful too. I love your writing, Carrie!

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 9:57:00 PM

    An awwesomw poem you have written here, Carrie, I hope it is a win for you....Peter

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 6:34:00 PM

    Ms. Carrie I absolutely loved Windmill! Outstanding my dear!! chuck

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 11:17:00 PM

    Hi Carrie! I like this awesome write...an outstanding winning piece! love, gautami

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 5:08:00 PM

    I like this it allowed my mind to wander within the scene described by your poem

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 10:53:00 AM

    Absolutely breathtaking! I was just in awe as I read this. You create an atmosphere like no other. Wonderful!