Tribal chief Reelfoot, named because he walked with a limp
Ruminated on needing a wife, so he traveled South to the land of the Choctaws.
Entranced by a Choctaw princess named Laughing Eyes, Reelfoot asked her father to have her in
Marriage. The Choctaw chief refused.
But Reelfoot ignored the refusal and kidnapped Laughing Eyes to make her his wife.
Legend says that in the midst of the wedding celebration, the Great Spirit, angered by Reelfoot kidnapping Laughing Eyes, made the
Earth tremble and roll causing waves from the Mississippi River to form what is now Reelfoot Lake.
This is a well-known Indian legend told about the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes in NW Tennessee.
We filter water
To be cleaner
What if I want some
Where do I go then?
reliable profit source
after 28 years
pencil him in
does not fit
erase him away
king of pop
the earth moves under her feet
my husband replaced by
I woke up at 3 am and this is what came out:
Success is not a Camelot
Dreams can’t make it so
Failure is not some great big blot
Don’t treat it like a blow
I typed it into Notes on my phone, because I didn’t want to fumble around in the dark for a pen.
Huh. Hmmm. Honestly.
I generally do not rhyme…