Juan Olivarez

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

If I'M Still Here In August - Poem by Juan Olivarez

If I'm still here in August,
Then it will be too late.
I'll never walk in the arid lands,
That someone else, controls my fate.

If I'm still here, then I'll know,
I will have missed my ride.
That my dream of the Mojave,
Just withered up and died.

And I don't know what will become,
Of me if I can't return.
If I can't see white mountain tops,
Or walk on sands that burn.

I'll know by then that all my prayers,
Must have surely been in vain.
And I couldn't return, to the golden west,
To the place it never rains.

But I'll always remember in my heart,
The desert where I once roamed.
And know deep down inside my soul,
That that's where I belonged.

5/13/11 Alton Texas


Comments about If I'M Still Here In August by Juan Olivarez

  • (5/13/2011 11:18:00 PM)


    Juan this is really awesome. A great piece of art bringing forward the apprehension the poet's being. Great work indeed. A fine 10 Thanks for sharing. Please read and rate my poem ' A deal in helplessness' on page 1 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011


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