The Prairie Highway


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The Prairie Highway

Along the trail while it's still light
Travelers stop to bed down for the night.
While resting under the stars so bright
They reflect on the day,
And prepare for morning light.
The hard packed soil is riddled with ruts
Carved into the earth by wagonwheel cuts.
Pioneers who lived more than a century ago
Came across the prairie with still a long way to go.
Yet, some settlers are just passing through the plains.
They had nerves of steel and ice water in their  veins.. 
They stop and stay...   mesmerizsed by this land.,
Lay out a homestead of history nurtured by the past. 
They stop and stay mesmerizsed by this land.,
Lay out a homestead of history
Nurtured by the past,
Becoming a part of God's great plan.

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Meldarth commented on The Prairie Highway


Imagery is so well played and planned. I really loved it...:) I would love to hear what you think of my work..:)



Will gladly peruse your work.

Milkman commented on The Prairie Highway


a fitting homage to our fore fathers and the kind of guts and will that are so lacking today.....surely a simpler time maybe we will get a clue and begin to make our lives simpler again!! well done

fmrdancer commented on The Prairie Highway


Wow! Super use of words. I write a lot about the mountains and high plains. Such beauty there. You've captured a real feel of the pioneer spirit as well as the beauyt of the area. Very well done



thank you for taking the time to read my poetry

gogant commented on The Prairie Highway


I've said this before that I love this takes one back to the days when there were really tough times. Rugged settlers and there wives who stood by their side.................................g.



thank you for taking the time to read my poetry

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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