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Smoke and Mirages
by Duke LaRance
Sunday, August 03, 2003

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F -- Am
F -- G7 -- Am

Smoke and Mirages

In the East a savage sun
Slowly rises red
To begin a blistering journey
To the smoke, its burning bed
And I know the season’s coming
‘Tis my favorite time of all
Lord of Hosts
Lord of All
Hear my call

A hot dry wind
Blows hard across the plains
Where just the parched of soul
And parched of spirit still remain
‘Tis the season to relive
That smoky time in Hell
Here I am
Here I stand
Ring the bell

Smoke and Mirages
Singing Sirens to beseech me
From these bonds I beg of
All creation, please release me
The Smoke and Mirages
Turn my whole world upside down
Here I am
Here am I
Hear my cry

©2003/duke larance, dba raoul abrasive litanies

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Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/5/2003
I like the feeling of heat in this write.
Reviewed by Kat 8/3/2003
Outstanding!
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 8/3/2003
Very unusual and intriquing! I love it! Bravo!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/3/2003
(((duke)))

absolutely one of your best--BRAVO

definately a keeper--thank you for sharing this cry from your heart

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 8/3/2003
Most unusual write..love it...Bravo!!!

Vesna
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 8/3/2003
Fabulous title.. brought me in at once! We poets dare and hope to be, at least a time or two, 'unique'.. You seem to have mastered that here.. Tis a guest, I am, at such an unveiling of emotions.. I really liked this! katy.
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 8/3/2003
A plaintive wail for acknowledgement. Well done!
Leland
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/3/2003
This is a wonderful write, unique and compelling.
Reviewed by Mysty 8/3/2003
WOW Duke this is wonderful. I quite like your imagery in this poem and the plaintive cry for recognition. Excellant :-)
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/3/2003
Well done, Duke!
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Aamie Burnley 8/3/2003
... it is rare for a poem to call me back for a second read; nice surprise, this one!
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