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Crying River

Crying River (The Untold Ballad) 

Undercover waters of rain dash
Cold children, no smiling splash
Tragic sobs, epic force of the mountain rain
Beautiful as it may seem -shallow basin 

She cries a tune, 
Mocking the Maple lands, a beautiful tune
Crooked Cornwall, she steams with the moon
Oceanic dreams, monsoon season, she swoon's
Frozen, dead, ice skating rink
Her wind, Pretty Chains O Lake 
Wet and Wild, the Elk drinks from her garden
Water falls from the lids of Jordan
Beautiful as it may seem with open curtain

When the ocean succeeds away from the sea
She's wide awake during winter's rain and breeze
Lost in the mud's of Bellaire's heartache,
River Blues, ice cold snap, bayou stirring up
Racing rivers crying by the western gutter
Silent, bells chime in the Black Mallard waters
Streams, blowing and drying dew droplets
Little rapid tears, everything spotless
Sugar, Swan waves down by Devils Creek
Listen to the thunder bay rolling deep
Beautiful as it may seem, she weeps

A northern world with streaks of falling rain
Pretty running white hair pane
A weather vane, snow dangles above her domain 
Beautiful crying winds
In the Eyes of Michigan


Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 5/5/2019 9:58:00 AM
Loneliness, longing and beauty, perhaps they are one in the same. Enjoyed your poem. I often wonder if you yet peak in on us from time to time.
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Date: 4/20/2017 8:45:00 PM
gosh it's going on two years since any posts at this page, Skat. What's up? Just thought i 'd come say hi.
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Date: 10/31/2016 8:11:00 PM
Gorgeous poem, Skat. You paint our Michigan so well. Your words are like a waterfall of splashing droplets mingling w/brilliant dappled sunlight. Pure joy in your imagery, Poet queen. Love your work as always. Much love to you. RW
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Date: 7/18/2016 12:14:00 PM
Skat, Just started to have a little time to start reading the marvelous works of other poets on Poetry Soup. Your Crying River is fantastic in its use of imagery and poignant lines. Well earned win! Hope you will start writing again. Richard
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Date: 7/7/2016 6:20:00 PM
Start writing/posting again! I don't think you should stop :)
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Date: 6/28/2016 5:23:00 AM
And I see the Sun ray, piercing the horizon, to shun her pearl drop tears! Alas, no more darkness, no more fear.. fallen rain started rolling down the pebbles no more darkness, no more fear.. her mourning turned to sparkling smile.. thousands of diamonds glittering to nail.. I wonder, IS IT NILE? :-) CLASS! Loved your poem....
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Date: 3/26/2016 9:05:00 AM
Omg! You write so well! *…* these are such good and attractive lines.
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Date: 3/13/2016 9:09:00 AM
Its awesome.. it has jjust attracted me from others you have written.. that's why called poetry
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Date: 1/19/2016 7:51:00 AM
Hi Skat, your words do surely sing once more in this canvas you place before us. The flow and content are outstanding. This is an absolutely beautiful work. Your creativity shines as always. One could say it easily, this is excellent poetry. A seven and a fave....Your Friend Vladislav.
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Date: 12/7/2015 2:09:00 PM
Wow!!! Just beautiful and breathtaking!!!!
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Date: 11/30/2015 6:54:00 AM
i call that "POETRY"
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Date: 11/3/2015 9:30:00 PM
I love this this is very deep keep
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Date: 10/29/2015 12:34:00 PM
A weather vane, snow dangles above her domain Beautiful crying winds In the Eyes of Michigan" This is absolutely beautiful *7* And by the way, I love in Michigan hehe
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Date: 8/21/2015 10:29:00 AM
Hello, my dearest sis and friend, Skat! It's my great honor and delight once more to read this incredible write of yours. Embracing it always! Thank you so much. May I also have this opportunity to thank you for highly appreciating my sunset poem in your contest. Thank you for your great encouragement and support. More blessings to you! Many hugs with kisses, Leonora
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Date: 8/13/2015 3:09:00 PM
Howdy,Skat. Just thanking you for the congrats and for the way you keep on top of all that. I simply can't find time for it the way I used to!!
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Date: 8/11/2015 8:13:00 AM
Skat, beautifully penned 7 and thanks for visiting my poetry with awesomeness
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Date: 7/28/2015 4:04:00 AM
Your creativity flows like the ocean breeze, it's quite captivating. I felt your emotion inside every words.
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Date: 7/16/2015 9:45:00 PM
This is a very unusual, though beautifully crafted poem here SKAT. There are so many memorable lines here..."Crooked Cornwall, she steams with the moon Oceanic dreams, monsoon season, she swoon's" Love it! Always, Laura
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Date: 7/4/2015 1:22:00 AM
SKAT.. Congrats on your wonderful winning write in Shadow's contest!
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Date: 7/1/2015 10:50:00 PM
The tears of Mother Nature do come to us in many beautiful forms... I really enjoyed the imagery, the rhyming and flow of your poem. Congrats on the win, SKAT :)
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Date: 6/30/2015 6:39:00 PM
Cry Me A River........ :)
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Date: 6/28/2015 12:43:00 PM
Why did tears come to my eyes? I don't understand...I'm not sad, yet by the time I got to the last line, I was tearing up! Loved your favorite poem, SKAT!
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Date: 6/28/2015 12:25:00 PM
Congratulations on your awesome win Skat ;) hope your weekend is a great one
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Date: 6/28/2015 9:19:00 AM
This is an epic tale, I really like your use of imagery. "Water falls from the lids of Jordan" what a great line! Congratulations on a great poem and win.
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Date: 6/28/2015 8:44:00 AM
I'm so honored to read this outstanding poem of yours once again my dearest sis and friend, Skat. Always congrats warmly not only for the win but for this stunning write. Loving it so much always! Stopping by as well to thank you for your congratulatory comments on my prayertime poem and everything. So sorry for coming only now. Stil recovering from flu which I got this past week. Hope you're doin well & so with sis Linda. Thank you so much again and God bless! Warm hugs from me, Leonora
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