20 May, 2010

Mississippi


Many states and countries can tout of beauty fair,
with their large cities where people hurry past,
or snowcapped mountains rising far on high.

Most people who visit are unaware,
and many consider us last,
they can not see the greatness in front of their eyes.

From the Gulf of Mexico to the fertile delta land,
To tall homes of Natchez and the somber battlefields of Vicksburg,
the swamps and rivers sing as the hills in the north bloom.

Our people greet you with an open hand,
warm friendship under the song of the mockingbird,
sharing sweet tea near the fresh picked magnolia in our living room.

I look around under the warm sun,
At the beauty that can be found.
I know that no justice can be done,
For this sacred fertile ground.

The one named for a river wide and strong,
Mississippi where I belong.


Photo: The Mississippi State Capital, in Jackson.

7 comments:

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,lovely and fantastic shots ~~Simply Great ~~Loved the Shot !!

Naturedigital said...

Great post.'
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Jo said...

Beatiful Grant... I love your patriotism. Blessings.

Jacob said...

A very nice paean to your beautiful state.

uncertainhorizon said...

Thank you all for your kind comments!

Steffi said...

Great photo,Grant.Have a nice weekend.

bfarr said...

Very nice post, Grant.

About the large peanut on PCADP, it is located at the Alabama Welcome Center on the nortbound lane of Hwy 431. No souvinirs, but you can get a free map : )

Have a nice weekend.

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