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Where Warriors Danced

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Mike
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0 posted 06-04-2000 03:28 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Out beyond far side of town,
...at edge of mapled grove,
Amid the briars and the brambles,
...lays hidden treasure trove.

Goldenrod and primrose wild,
...rim bluestemmed grassy knoll,
Beneath cool shade of maples tall,
...a spot of heaven stole.

How I found this peaceful glen,
...I really do not know,
Was as if led, by unseen hand,
...on path of long ago.

Dead fallen log provides a throne,
...in midst of nature's grace,
As squirrels scamper through the limbs,
...of canopy's embrace.

Once was called Quivira's land,
...t'wixt Kansa and the Sioux,
Along the banks of Cowskin Creek,
...Comanche counted coup.

A cooling wind sings songs of old,
...where once a campfire shone,
Where warriors danced and coyotes howled,
...and now man sits alone.



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Martie
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1 posted 06-04-2000 03:35 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Mike, you have painted me into this lovely place with your vivid description...all we need is a river full of trout.  This is beautiful writing, my friend.
Irie
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2 posted 06-04-2000 03:39 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

WOW!
Breath taking piece.
What a view you've seen here, and wrote in a way
that could be seen by others as well.
Great piece Mike  


 ~Sheri
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3 posted 06-04-2000 03:45 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Haunting words of remembrance sir, yet so very vivid and beautiful.  You paint fabulous history.  I loved your dialect too, btw.  Must be a Kansas thing...
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4 posted 06-04-2000 03:57 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I love this! Reminds me that when I go somewhere, I never buy a souvenir. I take a small rock from the place. You never know who walked on that rock in years past.  
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5 posted 06-04-2000 06:01 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Wow,...this is beautiful poetry here.  Such a wonderfully vivid description,..I thank you for sharing it. *Peace.
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Fabulous poem, Mike! I enjoyed this!  

Sharon, I do the same thing! Rocks and seashells!

Denise

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7 posted 06-04-2000 07:54 PM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jana Tovey

The history of this particular place must be the force that draws you to it.  Lovely poem, beautiful settings.
Mike
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Martie... hope you have some trout, because we are troutless here in Kansas, smile...
thank you for the beautifully written.
Irie... thanks muchly for the very gracious response.
Ms. Femme...  a Kansas thang?... what y'all saying there Arkansas girl?  smile...
appreciate the comment.  
Ms. deVine...  I have already been accused of having a few too many rocks in the ole noggin... but that is fantastic idea...
Spitfire... a very gracious reply, thank you.
Denise... see above.. hehe  danke for the reply.  hope you are having luck in the job search..
Jana... thank you so much... one of my degrees is in history, so yes... I am drawn by the history of locations.
 
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