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The Delta Queen

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Mike
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0 posted 10-24-1999 12:11 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Drifting on the current of a Mississippi dream,
Sailing to tranquility, aboard the Delta Queen,
Stokers shovel coal below, sweating up a steam,
To keep the paddles churnin', down to New Orleans.
Up above the pilothouse, Captain at the helm,
Lord of all the river, knows its every bend,
Keeping watch on "Muddy", as king surveys his realm,
For beneath the burnished calm, there's danger to fortend.
Off the bow, there's Huck and Jim, aboard their river raft,
Below the bluffs of Vicksburg, antebellum grace,
Cotton bales piled on the deck, "King Cotton's" fore and aft,
Steaming down to Natchez, trailhead of the Trace.

Beneath the beacon of Polaris, "Big Muddy" ever flows,
The Delta Queen forever sails, in glow of Luna's beam,
Soft rippling of the current, sweet song of dream's repose,
Adrift upon the memories of a Mississippi dream.

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 10-24-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Ohme
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1 posted 10-24-1999 12:22 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

This poem makes me want to go take the trip.
Very nicely done, Mike
Martie
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2 posted 10-24-1999 12:31 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Such a wonderful picture you painted.
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3 posted 10-24-1999 12:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I have the picture in my mind and it would look lovely over my sofa! Good one, Mike!

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Wonderful imagery Mike!
Enjoyed the voyage......

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5 posted 10-24-1999 03:25 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well done,beautiful imagery! Liked this much!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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6 posted 10-24-1999 04:09 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Mike,
Nice paint enjoyed the read.
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Hey, Mike! Being from Missouri and growing up in Hannibal, you can imagine how I can relate to this. Great writing!!
Nan
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8 posted 10-24-1999 07:18 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Mike - You really know how to write about the things that matter..ya know?... You know..
RSEvans
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9 posted 10-24-1999 07:23 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Are you sure you don't write for Broadway? Gods the visual and lyracy of this piece. I almost expect this one to end up as a musical. Cheerful praise to you.

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Mike, I like the imagery in this piece. I was on that ship in the Mississippi while reading it.
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11 posted 10-24-1999 07:33 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Superb imagery, Mike! One can hear the mighty river calling

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

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Thank all very much for your gracious comments. They are appreciated.
 
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