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It's evident that this element has been here before time
Is it all mine?
Just for me, this spring breeze seeping through my window
Maybe it is, maybe it isn't
What is it?
Composed of Oxygen
That feels so good when it's hot
But, hurts when its not
Sometimes it brings pain as a hurricane
Or, gloom as a monsoon
A typhoon is the perfect storm
Did it destroy the dinosaurs?
It's much more than alight breeze
In springtime it's a tease
In autumn it carries the leaves
But, doesn't carry disease
It's colorless, odorless, and tasteless
But so powerful
It's invisible, but you know it's there
Because you can feel it, can't you?
It shakes you bones when it's cold
In the snow you get chills from it
You can conceal it for a minute
Is it the same wind that flows with the Nile River?
Did it deliver Columbus to America?
Is it the same wind that causes mass hysteria?
In the Sahara Desert
Did it blow the nose off the Sphinx in Egypt?
Is it the same wind that caused the leaning Tower of Pisa?
Did it help create the continents on Earth?
Was it there when Mary gave birth?
If so, how?
Is it the same breeze I feel right now?

Written by Larry Dixon


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