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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 7 Comments
Date Added: October 30, 2010 20:10:17 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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wind cave
Wind Cave
It's a quarter after five, I'm all alone
and I need you to make the coffee
third weekend in a row for hiking up to wind cave
the first week I got up early, showered, and applied my makeup
last week I got up and showered
this week I'm still alive but I'm barely breathin'
my *#~* alarm rings and I'm still dreamin'
we enter Usery Park as the sun peeks over the hill
two coyotes stand guard at the gate
this is their playground so we give them the right of way
the scene is breathtaking as we start the climb
small barrel cactus with bright orange buds
notorious cholla, the jumping kind;
be careful, watch your step...
 don't let it stab you in the behind!
 stately saguaro with arms
like warm-hearted people I know
 placed along the path to give balance
and a  pillar of strength with care
beads of perspiration glisten on my forehead
breathless 'good morning' greetings
 to fellow hikers met on trail
reminding me,  I want to talk like lovers do
my thighs begin to quiver
they seem to ask, how far to the peak?
Look! Victory Rock is stationed just ahead
like a commrade to cheer us on
friends of fitness share motivation and say,
I see the best inside your eyes
wind cave is anticlimactic, I suppose
for it is more like a dug-out
shaped by ancient storms, wind and rain
raining in my head like a tragedy
Reaching the top
 is so exhilirating I won't have to ask,
why do I feel this party's over?
because I realize I've only just begun and
fitness is achieved by many little steps
 a beautiful mind,
with positive thoughts is fed
Author's Notes:
this word bank comes from the lyrics of pop songs.  If you listen to the radio I'm sure you regocnize some of these lines.   You can use as many or as few of these as you like. 
never heard such a haunting melody       hanging round...I've had too much caffeine
I want to talk like lovers do to me     raining in my head like a tragedy
I'm ten feet off the ground      I see the best inside your eyes      why do I feel this party's over
what do you want from me?       it's a quarter after one, I am all alone and I need you
want to dive into your ocean      a beautiful mind      poker face    no more running from town to town
still alive but I'm barely breathin'      I've only just begun     
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Comment By: FreeAndrew on November 15, 2010 07:57:16 AM Report
vivid - i'm there (but not just barely breathing - okay i'm a little winded, but hey, i'm out of shape) - thanks for the beautiful journey
Comment By: FreeMary F. Charest on November 2, 2010 04:19:12 PM Report
I didn't know this was a word bank until I read the comments below, either.  Very good job of embedding them so they look so natural.  Very real.  I felt like I was climbing up the trail with you.

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on November 1, 2010 03:51:43 PM Report
Wow~!  Again, you grace us with your vivid view of things...Very unique way with phrases, Ljo~!  You bring us originality and talent with each posting, my poetic friend...I like the way that you are giving us the view from your fitness style...

Margaret....a friend in word banks

Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 31, 2010 07:22:24 PM Report
I didn't recognize any of them before I started reading the comments.    I thought it was just a poem.  You did a beautiful job incorporating them into the poem. Very, very nice
Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on October 31, 2010 02:58:32 PM Report
Cool poem.  I loved it.  I recognized all of the songs too!  Loved this one.
Comment By: FreeRobert on October 31, 2010 10:46:12 AM Report
Great poem I've never hiked tjhe southwest deserts but I could feel the wind and picture the sunrise for I have been there just never really hiked anywhere
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 31, 2010 07:09:03 AM Report
Linda...  You always amaze me with each poem..... Your just the best at word banks..... Great poem....


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