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Happy Palms…

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Palm trees in the Las Vegas,
Brought from far away.
Transplanted into sandy ground,
About which, they had no say.

Yet they seem to be quite happy,
Despite the lack of rain.
They have the loyalty of the sun,
And winds to help them sway!

And how about the late night music?
The lights that make them glow?
The crazy things they get to witness,
That the world may never know?

It is true what they say,
At least in many a circumstance.
What happens in Vegas stays there,
Where many happy palms dance.

©E.D. Allee
March, 2014

Image: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g_VBSbhezVo/TZ2F_2kfNcI/AAAAAAAACqk/S-xAZC59eKI/s1600/IMG_5232.JPG

 

What happens in Vegas, sometimes gets shared…

Walking on a staircase,
Along the Las Vegas strip.
I heard loud and clearly,
Nearly suffered a missed step slip…

“Is my booty showin?!”
Wow… I’ve never had to ask that.
A peril to which I cannot relate,
No judgment, just the facts!

The comedy that exists to entertain,
If only our senses are alert.
Some may find it sad, maybe I do a little.
But When I relive that laughter, my stomach still hurts!

©E.D. Allee
February, 2014

 

Le Reve- before it even began…

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Dim illumination.
Misty water.
Light pouring through the fog.

Soft music.
Shadows moving.
Across a floral ceiling tall…

Soft water sprays.
Sounds of the tropical wild,
People still flooding in.

Mixed conversations.
Laughter and silent stares.
Le Reve’s about to begin…

I saw Le Reve (The Dream) this weekend. One of Vegas’ amazing shows. Not lacking in stimuli by any means- great for the stimuli junkie I am! I loved it. It was filled with ridiculously incredible acrobatics, magic, illusion, music- even a bit of comedy. The artistry was mesmerizing… captivating. I felt like I had really entered “a Dream”. I didn’t want to wake up either! I’m grateful I had the opportunity to experience it!

Short video here: http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/Shows/LeReve/Videos

photo collage:my collection

 

Me Within…

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Paused for reflection,
Amidst a revolving world.
I saw me within…

©E.D. Allee
February, 2014

pic: from my collection

Common Moment…

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Gathered together as strangers.
Connected by fascination.
Experiencing the shared moment,
Eyes lifted in amazement…

©E.D. Allee
February, 2014

Bellagio Casino Fountain show, Las Vegas strip

pic: my collection

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High On Vegas…

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Vegas in the day

Accents the desert landscape

At night she’s feral

©E.D. Allee
January, 2014

Picture: my collection – local hike.

 

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Found in The “City of Sin”

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My friends gave me two weeks

Said I’d die if I moved to Vegas

Part of me feared they were right

With their “friendly” vote of confidence

 

I’m still alive two years later

Clean and sober almost a year

I’ve learned it’s not where I go

I can grow where I’m planted, and I’m planted here

 

Looking down from up high

Framed city in sight

I see newness and hope

It’s here I learned to fight

 

Perhaps it’s ironic that I’d discover sobriety

Amid the temptations in the “City of Sin”

I choose, with God’s help, life’s path

True change is not external; it comes from within!

 

©E.D. Allee

December 2013

 

 

 

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