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God's Playground.

Updated on May 23, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

These lands hold a beauty so intense a mere camera cannot capture its magnificence

Somewhere in a non-Inhabited desert Of Arid-zona or Colorado

God's playgrounds

Once again I've 
crossed a boundary 
into a state of 
bliss so pure 
it's here that God 
stores his collections 
of his favorite rocks I'm sure.  
It's here he raised a forest 
his favorite so he made it last 
with one hard glance...
he petrified it 
tree textured stones 
that mark the past. 
God added in 
a raging river 
and he imbued it
with his strength 
as it ripped huge trails...
forming canyons 
their beauty Grand 
in depth and length. 
I think perhaps 
this was God's playground 
he left so much 
here to enjoy 
huge stone castles...
pools and valleys 
like a contented little boy. 
When Phoenix rises 
and at sunset 
on desert winds 
it spreads it's wings 
with awesome reds 
and pastel ambers 
that only desert 
realms can bring. 
Flagstaff's got some 
natural wonders 
like swaths of colored cloth...
raised high 
across the canyons, 
hills and valleys 
against turquoise 
reflective skies. 
The scenes I view 
bring back my childhood 
while watching cowboys on T.V. 
pursuing Indians
cross the deserts 
it all looked just 
like this you see. 
Navajo once roamed 
these heavens 
their great spirit 
kept them strong 
until the White men 
built their crossroads 
that led a peaceful 
people wrong. 
I'm alone in Arizona 
on a river made of stone 
my tires thump, and 
bump like war drums 
near where Geronimo called home . 
it is a hungry land 
that swallows 
all colonies and 
leaves huge gaps 
'it is a thirsty land 
that wallows 
against the sand 
each dry gulch laps. 
it is the place I 
want to come to 
when my life's work's 
almost done 
I'll wander off 
through my last chapter 
bookmark my bleached 
bones in the sun. 
But for now I'll 
roam it's valleys 
where ruby mesas 
gleam like jewels 
and later rest 
my weary muscles 
with some dear friends 
around thier pool. 
Alaska's got it's icebergs 
Niagra's got it's falls 
but Arizona holds 
great riches 
across its planes 
and painted walls. 

© 2009 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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