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Deserts

Vast dust bowls surrounding the land
barren barely supporting any life
Stark and so bleak, just sand
sand as far as you can see

Wicked winds churning up
forever changing canvass
reforming the dune hills
maps little use to you here

Watch the Grecko lizard
as he dashes over the sand 
his feet barely touching, as he
scurries then dives down deep


Harsh and Relentless
yet with a stark beauty
that some how pacifies
Life needs these adversities 


It is on them that nature thrives
all we can do is onwards strive 
stark dangerous and life threatening
yet holding a promise of life restarting

written 08/02/2013

contest  PD's submit a poem any theme will do

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 8/17/2013 8:33:00 AM
Congrats Shadow on the win of your unique poem and outstanding creative work in the Poet Destroyer A's Competition. Thanks also for your felicitations on the win of my poem My Pen. -Mohammad
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Date: 8/17/2013 5:45:00 PM
Ty Mohammad very kind of you Shadow x smiles
Date: 8/16/2013 5:03:00 AM
congrats on your winning spot love xx
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Date: 8/16/2013 7:12:00 AM
hi Mandy hope all is well? ty so much Shadow x smiles
Date: 8/15/2013 12:43:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this one also...It has a deep emotive feel to it..I am glad that I read your winning work..Congrats on your win..I am going to fav this one also..Sara
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Date: 8/15/2013 3:44:00 PM
Ty Sara you honour me I am very happy you like it that much Shadow x smiles
Date: 8/15/2013 5:04:00 AM
congrats on a fine win Shadow
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Date: 8/15/2013 6:07:00 AM
ty Joseph i enjoyed visiting your work today Shadow x smiles
Date: 8/15/2013 12:43:00 AM
great win. congrats.(:cJenish
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Date: 8/15/2013 3:56:00 AM
hi jenish ty glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smiles
Date: 8/14/2013 5:34:00 PM
Hello Shadow, , ~CONGRATULATIONS~ . thank you for the awesome entry. When you have time enjoy the winners on my XOOL blog * Called "Just For You" http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15796&PoetID=18720 Take care --- xox Linda
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Date: 8/15/2013 3:58:00 AM
Hi Linda ty for holding contest and for placing my work Shadow x smiles
Date: 8/2/2013 2:08:00 PM
you tell it as it truly is, Shadow, wonderful poetry...
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Date: 8/3/2013 5:28:00 AM
hi and Ty Harry happy you enjoyed it Shadow x smiles
Date: 8/2/2013 10:19:00 AM
Wonderfully stated setting here! The last stanza really says it all.
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Date: 8/3/2013 5:30:00 AM
ah Drake so nice to see you and ty much appreciated Shadow x smiles
Date: 8/2/2013 6:29:00 AM
It is amazing what can live in the desert. You have captured it well.
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Date: 8/3/2013 5:31:00 AM
Ty Richard nice of you to spend time reading Shadow x smiles
Date: 8/2/2013 5:19:00 AM
Even in the harshest conditions, life thrives....very nice write Shadow....best wishes
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Date: 8/3/2013 5:32:00 AM
hi Joseph nice of you to read Ty glad you like it Shadow x smiles