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by MikeDK
Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #2319562
This was published back in 2016 in the Writing.Com Anthology


Colorado nights are cold

And the Wyoming winds blows through my bones

But there is a Georgia moon in the Colorado sky

And she warms me with her smile

The ground is hard in the Rockies

As I make my bed in her stony soil

And I think of the grass of Georgia

Warm and soft beneath me.

I walk in the cold and bitter wind

And think of the warm arms that once held me

I live my life in the saddle

Tossed by the horse and trail

When my bones are weary and my muscles ache

I think of the Pawley hammock and you in my arms

My life has me here in the west,

Where life is hard and pleasures are few

But I long to be back in the southland

In her warm welcome ways

When my ride is finally over

And the mountain claim my bones

My heart will return to Dixie

To lay in your arms again.

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