Linda Hepner

Rookie - 57 Points (London)

Desert Ditty - Poem by Linda Hepner

I’m walkin’ through the desert
Sand gets in your toes
Scorpions come bite your feet
And dust gets up your nose

But I’m walkin’ with my baby
We’re travellin’ hand in hand
We’ll make this trip together
And reach the Promised Land

I’m climbin’ up the mountain
Stumblin’ on the rocks,
Little critters bite your flesh
Runnin’ like a fox

But I’m walkin’ with my baby
We’re travellin’ hand in hand
We’ll make this trip together
And reach the Promised Land

I’m walkin’ in the wadi
Dry as prophet bones
Sudden clap of thunder –
Flood sweeps sodden stones

But I’m walkin’ with my baby
We’re travellin’ hand in hand
We’ll make this trip together
And reach the Promised Land

I’m walkin’ through the nighttime
Countin’ on the star
Clouds come coverin’ heaven
Don’t know where we are

But I’m walkin’ with my baby
We’re travellin’ hand in hand
We’ll make this trip together
And reach the Promised Land

We’ll reach the land together
Oh baby you an’ me
We’ll see it from the Golden Heights
From desert to the sea

I’m walkin’ with my baby
We’re travellin’ hand in hand
We’ll make this trip together
And reach the Promised Land!

February 2005


Comments about Desert Ditty by Linda Hepner

  • Rookie Gina Onyemaechi (4/20/2006 2:25:00 PM)

    A catchy, bouncy, and enchanting song! The 'I' could be so many different people in different 'walks of life' (fitting image, don't you think) in times past and present.
    Love,
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  • Freshman - 550 Points Ernestine Northover (10/28/2005 1:06:00 PM)

    A real rhythmy poem this one. I like the repeat verses. Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raynette Eitel (7/18/2005 9:59:00 PM)

    This need a guitar and a campfire. Very well done, Linda. It's musical and fun.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 18, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, May 17, 2010


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