Black water Draw

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Black Water Draw is just out of Portales, New Mexico on the "back road" to

Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base. It is one of the first findings of prehistoric animals in the U.S.

Submitted: March 22, 2007

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Black water Draw

As a child, I spent my days,

In Southeast New Mexico,

East of Roswell,

North of the border a ways.

I lived in the sand dunes,

West of the Texas line,

Black Water Draw,

I spent my time.

Sixty foot sand dunes,

To climb and slide down.

A natural born sitter,

When momma went to town.

Somewhere in the sixties,

They ended my larks.

The government came in,

And made it a park.

They graded the road,

Built a little lake,

Loaded on the rules,

Why, for Heaven’s sake.

It’s been twenty years,

Since I visited my sands,

Everywhere I turned,

The destruction of man.

My sixty foot sandhills,

Had deminished in size,

Now only thirty foot,

No where to slide.

Grass and brambles had taken root,

Had to wear shoes,

No longer barefoot.

I guess it was to draw tourism,

But I was there alone.

No matter the reason,

Black Water draw was gone.


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