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Popular Poetry (Inspirational)
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  4.  Endless
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  6.  No Matter What No Matter Where
  7.  Higher Ground, Bigger Dreams
  8.  Faith
  9.  Peace
  10.  Your Love Remains
  12.  I'm No Different Than You
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  14.  Note to Self, Number One
  15.  Memories
  16.  your boneyard...
  17.  Freedom
  18.  Rosebuds
  19.  By the Dawn's Early Light
  20.  Never Forgotten

by Linda Settles

Saturday, October 18, 2008
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The cotton shimmers beneath the withering sun.

Workers dragging long canvas sacks, bleached

dirty white, like tails behind them

wipe perspiration from their brow with hankies

fresh washed the day before.

Stalks bearing frothy hulls sway, a breeze has

sprung up from the west. Sagging shoulders straighten

in anticipation of the sinking sun, the cooling day,

a victory won in this war against hunger in the

White River Basin where I was born.




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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/20/2008

Outstanding poemization of lively memories.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by John Coppolella 10/18/2008
Cotton bolls, Boll Weevils, back breaking work, taking the cotton to market. "Them old cotton fields back home..." Thanks for reminding this Georgia boy, of his pre-Civil War heritage. Well done Linda!
Rockie Coppolella
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