Dust Bowl

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Dust Bowl

The dust had all just settled,
and there came a gust of wind.
A lonesome cry from Texas,
or an Oklahoma storm again.
No place to really go now.
It just spun around and round,
till it reached up to the Heavens,
and it made the rain come down.
The dust changed into it's slicker.
It changed it's name to mud.
It flow straight down the hillside,
and filled the town with crud.
Through boarded up soul windows,
 it found the smallest cracks,
entering the hearts of children,
and breaking strong men's backs.
It started with a rumor,
that soon became a lie,
which grew legs of it's own,
and became too strong to die.

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Tyme commented on Dust Bowl

09-20-2010

Yep, the untamed tongue is like a lit match and eager ears are like a tinder box.

Teardrops commented on Dust Bowl

08-10-2010

Nature will take down even the vainest man . Love the poem bobby you sir are one great poet . Marie

jyothi commented on Dust Bowl

08-08-2010

Men invations'can't control the natural disastrous fully.Well explained poem.

ApaqRasgirl commented on Dust Bowl

08-06-2010

wow, that was great, this made a very bold statement of mans ego that often fails him.....great read thanks enjoyed this one. love asha

Chaos128 commented on Dust Bowl

08-06-2010

Man satisfies his ego by designating himself the prime mover in the material world, but every so often, Mother Nature feels it necessary to let him know who really calls the shots. I like the way you composed this piece with a style as stark as its subject.

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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