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Ashes In The Wind
by Jerry W Andrews

Monday, October 27, 2003
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Battered bodies black and yellow, Work too hard-kill a fellow! Tunnels blown through virgin mountain, Bodies strewn 'long new-laid track, Drive to the west-don't look back. Steinbeck's Tom would understand Whispered prayers to foreign gods, But Tom is dead and gone, forgotten, Save by those of rarest kind, Lovers of the written word, Paramours of the curious mind. Man gives up other's lives and souls, To reach his greedy goals; Bloodied, bent and sacrificed to The god of Progress, holy word in Western tongue, blasphemous parody To some, whose ancestors were like Kindling thrown on the campfires by The rails, fuel soon consumed by Hungry purpose. Expendable they were, then Ashes in the wind.  

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Reviewed by Cles Wilson 7/6/2005
Jerry, I love this!!!
Reviewed by Susannah Carlson 2/7/2004
Very strong piece of writing.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/21/2003
Powerful message. "Progress" continues so your write is as meaningful as ever. Thank you for this offering. Regis
Reviewed by Jerry Andrews 11/13/2003
Thanks for the kind reviews. I worked at this one awhile. I hope everyone knows Steinbeck's Tom Joad, the main character in Grapes of Wrath. If not, read it. The best novel I've read in my life. Jerry
Reviewed by Glenna Cancilla (Reader) 11/2/2003
Jerry,
This is truly a wonderful write!
Keep up the great work.
Glenna M.Cancilla
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/27/2003
Soul touching write!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/27/2003
Progress has taken it's toll! Great write.....
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/27/2003
A gripping poem written with depth of feeling...made me think of the miners too so many jobs that keep humanity comfortable that we never think of, or give credit to. Well done!
Reviewed by Erica Ivory 10/27/2003
All for the sake growth... sometimes I wonder if we would be better living as my ancestors did. But who knows.. they worked themselves to death.. had no cures for common ailments.. Great write..Makes one think.. The lesser of two evils
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 10/27/2003
Truly beautiful write. Lisa
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 10/27/2003
Wow..Beautiful and stunning, I loved this, every single word,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 10/27/2003
This is amazing.
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