A Two-Faced Landscape

My dear friend, Chuck Lindholm, known to many of you as The Reluctant Poet, who tirelessly shares our works on his site, made a wonderful suggestion that we collaborate on another poem together. A duet was the term he used and I liked the sound of that.

This is what we came up with. I do hope you enjoy it.

A Two-Faced Landscape

The Shifting Sands
Of The Desert
Have No Empathy
For The Confused
And Unprepared

An Arid Expanse,
A Two-Faced
Landscape,
Masking
The Truth,
And The Hidden
Dangers Ahead
With An Alluring Beauty
Misunderstood,
Layered And Complicated
She's Loved,
Yet Unloved Too,
A Lover To Some
And The Devil
To The Foolish
Unsurmountable
Obstacles Exist
For Those 
Who Never Learned
Her Secrets
Arduous
Exhausting
For Body And Soul
A Cage-Less Prison
With No Escape

For The Proud
And Disrespectful,
Burned By The Sun,
Victims Of Thirst,
Who Are Buried
By The Shifting Sands
And The Wind

By Christine Bolton And Charles Robert Lindholm

Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton And Charles Robert Lindholm
All Rights Reserved 

  11 comments for “A Two-Faced Landscape

  1. September 18, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Deep…

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2020 at 9:59 am

      Thank Bruce ☺️

  2. September 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Very cohesive and well written poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2020 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks Sadje 🙂💕

      • September 18, 2020 at 9:31 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

  3. September 18, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Beautiful poem. Wonderful collaboration.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2020 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks Regina. It was a fun duet 🙂

  4. September 18, 2020 at 10:45 am

    This is wonderfully engaging

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2020 at 9:01 pm

      Thanh’s VJ. Chuck really made my original poem into something great. 🙂

  5. September 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Mmm! So good Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      It was a great collaboration with Chuck 🙂

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