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Navaho Wind
Author: Ben Laney

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My earliest memories
Were carved deep in my soul
Down south of the Rockies
Where Cochise once roamed
I swam in the Pecos
I rode bare-back on the sand
I danced like the antelope
Across an enchanted land

I left for the city
Before I was grown
With those pastures behind me
I took my dreams on the road
A latter day gypsy
A moth flying for a flame
With a song burning in me
That will never be tamed

Now I ride on these freeways
Dodging trucks and cars
Where stress is commonplace
And the landscape is scarred
Far from the prairies
Far from the meadow-lark's tune
Far from the coyotes
Who sing up at the moon

And it brings me some comfort
My spirit runs free once again
When I let my heart drift back
On the Navaho wind
You are like an old friend
Blow, you Navaho wind

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie (65.148.209.88) -- Friday, June 27 2003, 11:36 pm

BREATH-TAKING

Ben ...your poems are 3-D i really enjoy relaxing in front of the p.c once in awhile and read some great poems this sight posts..thanks for telling 'bout it....keep up the great writing...we all enjoy them
JANIS (165.247.226.160) -- Saturday, June 28 2003, 06:03 am

BEN LANEY

IF I COULD RIGHT LIKE YOU AND PUT WORDS LIKE YOU IT WOULD BE NICE BUT I NOT THAT GOOD LIKE YOU MY SICK WILL NOT LET ME DO SO MUCH LIKE IT BUT I DO LOVE YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR NOW AND EVERY LOVE YOUR SISTER JANIS. THIS IS JUNE 27 OF 2003. OK BYE BEN TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR SLEF.
Crimson Angel (12.249.164.87) -- Sunday, June 29 2003, 11:55 am

Very Nice

I am amazed at what you have written. I can even hear the coyotes at night, and the sweet wind, it's like what I felt once. I believe that place is like a paradise, that you have happily shared with the world. Nice poem, and hope to see more. :)
Ben (67.123.244.245) -- Friday, July 11 2003, 08:12 am

I can hear that wind blow.........

...In my mind I still drift back there. Did you hear that sound? A coyote's song can ride for miles on the Navaho wind. Thank you all for your comments. I am glad to read and enjoy them!! Aww, Sis!!
 
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