the year of the locust

where does it lie

'neath seven years of dust

mismanaged by it's imfamy

there's no air of mystery

within it's fine cocoon

only willful savagery waits

in darkest heat to bloom

ravenously devouring as a crystalis appears

it's appetite is rising

it hopes to find you near

the year of the locust all appetite and lust


nan shartel March 25, 2012 @ 7:47 a.m.

thx Mindy...i appreciate the read kiddo


quillpena March 24, 2012 @ 1:49 a.m.

Very nice, nan, perfect poetry as usual. It reminds me of the verse from King Solomon: "Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes."


nan shartel March 25, 2012 @ 7:50 a.m.

i loved that movie with Bette Davis..(The Little Foxes) 1941

and it was as corrupt as the locust in this poem Quill


emstersmom1 March 26, 2012 @ 9:11 p.m.

loved the poem Nan. Have you ever submitted any of your POETRY FOUNDATION? They are a paying market. If they accept your poem, which usually you get the status after about six weeks, they will pay.


nan shartel March 27, 2012 @ 1:23 p.m.

thx very much emstersmom1...i have great difficulty entering my poems in anything anywhere...some of them are quite nice and in some cases even touching but i just can't seem to send them to anyone

does Roody2shoes know this...she's a far better poet then me and could use some bucks...hahahahaha


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