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Robert Scott Petranek

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by Anthony Dalton

Tales of steamboats on great Canadian rivers, from the earliest sternwheeler to the giant ocean liners of the 20th century...  
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America, Part 1
by Robert Scott Petranek
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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long ago and far away
i think I thought I heard you say...





Something happened here long ago
before the army built the roads;
Indian Chiefs looked down this hill
with calm they surveyed all existence: the red valley below…


and it was good…

A still life oasis among the witchgrass,

Wildflowers:

Primrose,
Bluebell,
Honeysuckle,
Thistle.

In those scents, promises whispered:
“I belong to you.”

Long ago, before the drive-ins, and transistor radios;
something happened here
it was good…
and it was simple.
 



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Reviewed by Laura Toops (Reader) 4/22/2005
i'm glad to see you're still writing. Be well...
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 4/19/2005
"it was good…
and it was simple."
Yes, a picture that doesn't exist anymore. Neither the people or the land. The concept of private property has completely overcome the idea of land held in common for the hundreds of generations to follow. Good and simple has been replaced with destructive and complicated. Sad. Good poem, good work. Henry
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