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Enchanted Land

 

It was just an old license plate

From off the back of the camper

It was cracked, worn and aged

Had seen many a place

Came from Albuquerque

Nestled in the Sandia

Enchanted land

Ride the tramway to the mountain top

The horizon doesn’t seem to stop.

A desert oases

Where the Indian

And the Mexican

Live with the coyote

With the Manzano peeping in

It’s nuclear secrets buried underneath

Where the Horned Toad spits blood out of its eye

The Blue Tailed lizard runs by as if it could fly

The silky sands blow into every part of the body

Many canyons to hike that take you up high

Lot's of rocks to throw

Be in Santa Fe tomorrow.

 

It something I can’t do justice to describe

It’s visions are buried deep in my brain

Where many a sand forts were built

Sometimes I wonder if  remnants still remain

Enchanted land

Tumbleweed rolls on down that gravel road

Like they are chasing those horny toads

As long as the wind blows

Finding many an arrowhead for my bow

There’s lots to do

Be in Santa Fe tomorrow

Have a license to renew.

 

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Reviewed by JMS Bell
SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE REAL GLAD THAT IT EXPIRED, 'CAUSE NOW YOU GET TO GO TO SANTA FE, NOT THAT YOU NEEDED A REASON...YOU GO ANY TIME YOU DARN WELL PLEASE BUT,...IT SURE FEELS GOOD TO BE GOING TO SANTA FE...ON TOMORROW. YOU GOT LOTS OF LOVE FOR THIS PLACE AND YOU EXPRESS IT REAL WELL IN THIS WORK...ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
You have shared the attributes of the place effectively via your verses here, Douglas. Thank you. Love and blessings,

Regis
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Very well done sweet man..sure is great to read you again hope you are doning well..sorry I haven't been commenting due to some family matters etc. but I did post a poem ...Hugssss
Reviewed by Debra Baker
Doug...every line reaped with and jumped into another adventure. A beautiful vision delivered in this write...
Reviewed by richard cederberg
Nicely written Doug - different for you.
These free-flowing thoughts work well in their entirety.
Peace to you ...
richard
Reviewed by E T Waldron
A rare rambling poem,with beautiful images,and interesting dialogue. Excellent, Douglas!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
this is offering is wonderful Douglas
and for me I think this could even be
a great country song
the rhythm and rhyme flows perfectly

gravel roads & arrowheads
Vickie
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Fine poetic and musical artistry Doug ~ brimming with memories and sweet words. Great ending~
Be well,
Christine
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