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Stingin' Our Eyes Blind
by L. G. Figgins

Sunday, April 10, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Where loved ones once called my name
the stillness of the air reminds me
they are gone--but I am the phantom

My blood runs rivers through my veins
but stops cold at my heart at a dam bigger than Coulee--old Woody would be proud

Turn my darkness to dawn and I'll roll down the Columbia singing your praises
'Roll on Columbia' and roll me away from here

Why am I still here? Hey Woody, let's hop a Union Pacific freight and head south along the Snake where the track slithers 'round the hills

You can rock me to sleep singing 'Rock of Ages'--the sound of the wheels on the rails will keep rhythm as I hide myself in thee

'My Country 'Tis of Thee' I moarn--she's orphaned me also and I seek another country that embraces freedom's flag of truth, 'This Land Is My Land'

Let's go Woody--on one last ride before sunset takes the light and all there is is the white smoke from the engines stingin' our eyes blind...

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Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 5/11/2005
Now thats a trip and a half, thanks for the ride, very well done here, i loved this in a lot of ways, take care..Mark
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/22/2005
Poetry at its "soul-reaching" best. Love and peace to you.

Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/11/2005
What a fantastically powerful and unique poem Linda, I wanted to get my guitar out and strum a few chords.

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/11/2005

Woodie Guthrie would have been proud of this resoundingly powerful write ... exceptional imagery encapsulates this poem's sensitivity!!


Reviewed by jude forese 4/10/2005
your poetic voice shines in this poem ...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/10/2005
Excellent powerful and moving!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 4/10/2005
Reminded me of Walt Whitman here, Linda, and I love him. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Dave Harm 4/10/2005
Woody singing, Linda writing... in the background Dylan playing along "the answer is blowing in the wind"... glorious write
Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/10/2005
This is unique and so good!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/10/2005
well done
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 4/10/2005
Powerful and moving write Linda.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/10/2005
What a marvelous and unique poem, Linda - and I love the last two lines.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 4/10/2005
Journey on toward the horizon.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/10/2005
Unique style...well presented....fantastic n luck....BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations 4/10/2005
Whatever the distant oceans we stream to, the river always carries specks of the land where the source is. But we should never feel dammed, and, like in the movie "Out of Africa", sometimes we simply must "let the water go to Mombaza". This is an awesome write of many longings, Linda... and the picture posted with it, as well as the first two stanzas, were what irresistibly "diverted" my interpretation's imagery from the evolving one you used along the following outstanding lines.
Reviewed by A PAX 4/10/2005
this one calls.......just beckons...........absolutely wonderful style..........
you will find it, despite the sting in your will :)
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/10/2005
As the rivers roll and the engine puffs it last breath, this phantom will always be with you riding the rails of no regret. Stupendous.

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