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Comes a Wind

Thirsting, thirsting. . . shriveled earth suffocates in summer’s dearth, yearns for rain clouds’ forthwith bursting: Shriveled earth. . . thirsting, thirsting. Browning, browning in their beds, flowers parched hang low their heads. Daffodils once bright are frowning in their beds, browning, browning. Dying, dying – every field, withering, to fate must yield. All the world is sadly crying, every field – dying, dying. . Whirling, whirling, comes a wind arid and undisciplined. Stagnant heat, pent-up – unfurling, comes a wind, whirling, whirling. Whipping, whipping through each plain (while ignored are prayers for rain), final blows come swiftly ripping through each plain, whipping, whipping. Burning, burning. . . August’s lust leaves us nothing but the dust. To dust we soon may be returning: August’s lust – burning. . . . burning. An oldie poem of mine that fits my feelings on how the earth is responding to mankind's disobedience. I hope the world awakens to the evil around us in time to negate this fate. For Unseeking Seeker's 'Soul Betrayal ' Contest

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Date: 4/26/2022 12:13:00 PM
I love your poem! It speaks of morals' demise as well as the dying Earth. Bravo!
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Date: 4/26/2022 8:41:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. What a "Wonderful" write. Have a blessed day writing away....................
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Date: 4/25/2022 12:07:00 AM
So happy you decided to share this decade old poem, Andrea! Congrats on your inevitable win
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Date: 4/24/2022 7:04:00 PM
"Thirsting, thirsting. . .", "browning, browning", "dying, dying", "whipping, whipping", "burning. . . . burning" - Beautiful. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/7/2019 6:39:00 PM
Wow, wow, wow, Andrea!!! This is just incredible. I love love it. Congrats and FAVED of course. Another poem from your golden pen I won't forget.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 1/8/2019 9:35:00 PM
thanks so much. One of my oldies.
Date: 1/5/2019 11:55:00 PM
Wow Andrea, this is so awsome! Congrats on making it on the list. I will keep trying. xxoo
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Date: 1/8/2019 9:35:00 PM
so glad you made it on. I have no time yet to go through last winners of last few of those contests. Not doing that well in them recently.
Date: 1/5/2019 7:20:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Andrea, Well penned.
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Date: 1/4/2019 9:46:00 PM
Congratulations. You never disappoint me. a well deserved win
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Date: 1/4/2019 9:11:00 PM
This keeps intensifying from start to finish - a really captivating read AD!
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Date: 1/4/2019 7:31:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! I love this poem! Janice
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Date: 1/4/2019 5:53:00 PM
never seen this form before love the use of the repetition it certainly packs a punch! many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/4/2019 5:31:00 PM
Andrea, this is my first exposure to the Swap Quatrain. This is amazing! Congrats on your win on mile 8 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest! You continue to accumulate points toward the final ;) ~Mark
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Date: 12/31/2016 11:19:00 AM
Brings up images of the utter devestation of the "dust bowl". Love the use of repetition - sets the rhythm nicely. Congratulations Andrea on your win! :-)
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Date: 12/28/2016 12:44:00 PM
Very nice! Surely speaks about current events! Congrats! Hugs, my friend!
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Date: 12/28/2016 7:19:00 AM
WOW!!! Andy!! This is so awesome!! I love this form and what you've done wit it... the ominous foreboding is reminiscent to me of Poe (who I love)... Well done!! Congratulations!! Big Hugggs. Deb
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Date: 12/28/2016 6:39:00 AM
This one is fantabulous. A form, I did not know of before.
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Date: 12/28/2016 6:30:00 AM
Wow! Once again you have astounded me with your writing. Congratulations on your success in the contest. Big Smiles, Dane Ann
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Date: 12/28/2016 2:51:00 AM
Congratulations on making this short list Andrea! I love the repeated words in this form. Hope you are having a great visit with family. Blessings, Connie : ) 7
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Date: 12/27/2016 9:08:00 PM
Never heard of this form before, will have to give it a try sometime. Congrats & Hugs.
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Date: 8/17/2015 11:14:00 AM
Congrats Andrea! Amazing write n wonderful form!
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Date: 8/16/2015 9:49:00 PM
LOL, I read the comment on the bottom. I wish I would have read it when you made the typo or putting whatever in the wrong spot.... LOL... I'm teasing... Congrats on your win. ~SKAT~
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Date: 8/15/2015 12:27:00 PM
Andrea, I really love this poem; the form and...Just do. Barbara
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Date: 8/15/2015 11:10:00 AM
Great write Andrea, love the repeats, gives intensity.
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Date: 8/14/2015 7:52:00 PM
Hi Andrea, you are a amazing writer. Thanks for opening my eyes to a whole new world of poetry. Congrats on your win:-) Alexis
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Date: 8/14/2015 7:06:00 PM
Andrea, i enjoyed this but got lost a bit... ""For the My Days Are Dark Poetry Contest of PD,"" when reading it before i got to the end of the poem. ??? :) Congratulations on your awesome win. Stop by my latest blog "Poem for One Victim" if you'd like or have time. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/14/2015 9:39:00 PM
oops,that was a damn TYPO, PD. It got put in the WrONG spot. I will go fix it now.
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