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The Earth Movers" (on a theme of personification)

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Gene
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0 posted 01-30-2000 04:20 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

"The Earth Movers"

[looking out the window]
Allís quiet now--a stillness in the air,
But thereís something ominous in that calm that makes me ill-at-ease.
It would seem so very peaceful, except for that constant breeze--
A soft hum-like sound, as if a swarm of agitated bees.
Louder, louder, closer it gets, now itís starting to frighten me.
A thumping, pumping, pounding sound, reverberating through my chest.
It must be coming from outside, that unearthly, Godless guest.

[picking up the phone]
I see something coming now, moving slowly towards me,
Knocking down concrete walls and uprooting giant trees.
Giant metal monster machines, moving down the street.
Marching to the rhythm of ten-thousand angry feet.
Persistently progressing, never stopping to rest,
The relentless metal monster machines are resistant to arrest.  
Jaws of steel, teeth of iron, ripping at Mother Earthís bared breasts.
That grinding, driving, drilling sound, digging up the ground.
Yes, itís really happening now--please, take this down--
The mighty, titan Earth Movers have finally come to town.

_____

~Gene~




 "It often comes to me at night
When lights are dim
And thoughts are bright.

As I ponder what to write,
Take pen in hand And with it make
My words appear as no mistake.

Guided by a force unknown,
I create a new And wondrous poem." ~Gene~

© Copyright 2000 Gene M. - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 01-30-2000 04:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

WOW!! This is excellent, Gene!! You write so well...hard to believe you are a novice!!

Denise
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2 posted 01-30-2000 04:41 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I was captivated by your writing
A wonderful read
Liz
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3 posted 01-30-2000 05:39 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Good one! And I hope you make it up the cliff you are climbing in your photo! LOL
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4 posted 01-30-2000 08:52 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Gene-
Enjoyed the suspense of this.
Well done, indeed.
*I like your 'signature' poem
even more.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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5 posted 01-30-2000 09:12 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Makes me so glad I live in the mountains! Excellent writting!- SEA
Gene
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Denise,  I really appreciate it, thanks.

Liz,  I Always love yours.

PdV,  Thanks, I've climbed that mountain many times and made it to the top, but I'm still looking for that promise land.

Marge,  Thanks, I like suspense too and I like too evoke emotions.

SEA,  Just so you know, your not safe. They can go through mountains too. Where do you think I live? Take a look at my photo.

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Thanks, all ~Gene  

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