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Alone Among The Hoodoos

Wandering through the badlands of the great south western plains I happen upon a great assembly of fairy spires, other worldly wonders of rocky pinnacles that dot the high desert landscape. Strange oddities, these creatures with their solemn, stony faces staring toward the westerly horizon. A foreboding presence grips me as I pause underneath their mighty shadows. Hoodoos, standing resolute and silent an ancient tribal assembly of warriors gathering together, like a timeless courtroom, judge and jury, waiting as I stand alone in their midst. The fading sunlight darkens the path before me, as I anxiously will my feet to carry me away from this cold, lifeless place. Pushed along by thoughts of impending doom, I escape the mighty hoodoo curse, as demons of dread are lifted the further away I travel from that wild, accursed place. Written on 6/24/2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 7/7/2015 9:05:00 AM
A memorable write on a memorable place .....thanks for the comment too Laura!.....Peter
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Date: 6/28/2015 3:47:00 AM
A great sense of place, Laura. Slightly chilling. The only time I've felt that unsettled is standing at the foot of the organ pipes formation in Namibia- they look like they're about to come clattering down on you. Great poem. Viv x
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/28/2015 3:22:00 PM
That would have been cool to see the organ pipes formations in Namibia, Viv! In reality, I enjoyed the badlands, but wanted to create a different feeling in my poem....poetic license, you know?!
Date: 6/27/2015 11:17:00 AM
Like deep in the depths of Death Valley. There are some places we shouldn't shilly shally. We walk away and start to breath a breath of new found grace. And realize we never want to return to that place. Love the mystic venture you've portrayed in eloquent poetic form Laura.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/27/2015 1:32:00 PM
Thank you for commenting and enjoying this poem, Robert! In reality, I actually was fascinated and enjoyed my hike in Bryce Canyon, Utah. But, let's say, I wouldn't want to be around there at night! :)
Date: 6/24/2015 11:32:00 PM
Wow!! Loved this! :) A7 I dont know what others call it but I love what to me is a "story telling" poem!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/25/2015 9:31:00 AM
Thank you, Arthur! I'm glad you enjoyed it :) Those hoodoos are sure stange things, alright...