General Poetry posted April 11, 2017


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Niagara Falls

by Thal1959

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Behold in awe, thou mortal man,
as I split the river asunder,
fed by she, great Lake Erie,
enrages my falling thunder!

 
For long before thy distant kin,
gazed on my waters grand,
both night and day, I rushed my way,
through native Iroquoian land.

 
Filling full, the Ontario,
the "Lake of Shining Waters,"
gave life, thereon, to the wild Huron's
thirsty sons and daughters,

 
My gift flows through the Shining one,
and slakes the St. Lawrence river,
which courses free, to the open sea;
fresh drink to the seas, I give her.

 
Conceited men throughout the ages,
have dared claim me with oaths obscene,
and soiled my flood, with sinful mud;
'Tis my innocence that bathes them clean.

 
For who, I propose, is greater than I,
or who can claim an equal worth?
- as my churning spray, throughout the day,
can pull rainbows down to earth!
 
But I am greater than all of man,
who yields to his mortality,
and when his spawn, is dead and gone,
I'll roar in endless majesty!


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