Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,655 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Desert Wonders - Poem by Juan Olivarez

I walked in the desert,
For endless miles.
Till my legs really hurt,
Out in the wild.

Through the Painted Desert,
I walked in awe.
In my sweat soaked shirt,
Down an alkalide draw.

I climbed a mountain,
Just because she was there.
I did'nt want to be wanting,
And it was'nt a dare.

I stood on the mountain,
And I saw for miles.
And took to shouting,
Like when I was a child.

I climbed a volcano,
And went down it's inside.
And heard the wind blow,
And never replied.

All of this wonders I saw,
In the great American southwest.
And though my feet were bruised and raw,
Of the times of my life, this was the best.

8/7/10 Alton Texas


Comments about Desert Wonders by Juan Olivarez

  • (2/10/2011 4:18:00 PM)


    Right on Juan, great description of some of the most mysterious, wonderful wilderness on the planet. Very good, wish I was there right now! (Report) Reply

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  • (2/7/2011 1:40:00 PM)


    Juan, Never been to the painted desert or any of the other places you visited in this poem until now. Now I have been thanks to you and I nearly heard the wind blow in the volanco. Thanks for a wonderful trip through your pen. Your pal Lynn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 8, 2010



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