Just thinking!

Baja Bernie - 4-29-2008 at 11:04 AM

A Burning Land

Burning heat and wind
Silently etch the land
Drawing wrinkles, sketching skin

Man enters here
At his own peril
Sweat turns to dust

Boulders flung violently
Upon the burning sand
Shelter for the snakes and lizards

Hurtful in the middle
Soothing at the edge
Seashore a sparkling smile

Roads going nowhere
To the left right
Straight ahead

Dust, wind and sun
Cactus and Boojums

The destiny of Baja
Itís smiling people
And Rain

Bernie Swaim
March 6, 2003

longlegsinlapaz - 4-29-2008 at 01:24 PM

Good thing you put a 2003 date on that, or I might have thunk that "Drawing wrinkles, sketching skin" could have been a reference to me!:lol: :o:oOh wait! Was meeting me what made you remember it & post it?:o:o

No, my Lady

Baja Bernie - 4-29-2008 at 04:26 PM

I am working on putting together a book of my poems for my family and friends and this one was about Baja so I posted it.

I noticed only a few 'sunshine' lines and they are becoming and show that you don't hide from having fun........Ooookay?

You could have said it was good or bad or sumpin'.

Paulina - 4-29-2008 at 06:40 PM

Don't wrinkles only go where smiles have been? That's what I've been told and that's what I'm sticking to when it comes to my own reflection.

It's good Bernie. Your poem reminded me of a part of Baja that is slowing becoming hard to find.


longlegsinlapaz - 4-29-2008 at 07:51 PM

It was great!!! Sorry it took me soooo long to respond! I got water in the pool today....finally! So any guesses on where I was this afternoon & evening? Been a fish out of water for more than a year & a half & I KNOW you understand priorities!:yes:

I'm sticking to what Paula said, too!:biggrin:


Baja Bernie - 4-29-2008 at 07:53 PM

All of life is a smile and the sun catches it and etches it in our faces so that those who come after us realize the fun that we have had.

DENNIS - 4-29-2008 at 08:02 PM

Originally posted by Baja Bernie
No , my lady

Well, Bernie......Noticing your online epistles since your return, I do believe you're smitten.
Life is good.


Baja Bernie - 4-30-2008 at 07:01 AM

You are correct--I am smitten.........

With life and living it

With flirting and enjoying it

With learning and sharing new experiences with people who seem to look at life from a similar angle.

Yep! Guilty and totally smitten........with sharing, caring, and having as much fun as I can pack into my travel bags.

And not afraid to show it!

Thanks for noticing.

lingililingili - 4-30-2008 at 09:05 AM

And, who could not be smitten with Bernie?


Baja Bernie - 4-30-2008 at 10:45 AM

Thank you for your kind words....I do believe that you and Steve and I are looking at this little world from a very similar angle.

Thank you for sharing with me the difference between Anna and ANA. That was a most interesting discovery for me.