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My Life is a Desert by Dawn Pisturino

on March 21, 2022

I am proud to announce that my poem, “My Life is a Desert,” has been published at Masticadores USA. I want to thank Gabriela Marie Milton and all of her wonderful assistants for this honor. Please visit their website and give them your support. Thank you!

MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard

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My Life is a Desert

by Dawn Pisturino
site: http://www.dawnpisturino.wordpress.com

My life is a desert. Big and brown and empty.
A chill wind blows sand across my heart,
burying it forever.

Cactus needles pierce my feet and hands,
making the blood flow red.
I place the Crown of Thorns upon my head.

Broken and bent, I ascend the Cross.
Hanging like rotten fruit from a dead tree,
I gaze across the barren landscape and cry,
โ€œMy God! My God! Why have You forsaken me?โ€

@Dawn Pisturino

Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestseller Author
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings
site: https://shortprose.blog/

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32 responses to “My Life is a Desert by Dawn Pisturino

  1. Timothy Price says:


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  2. Congratulations Dawn. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ What a beautiful poem integrating a powerful Biblical reference. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ So happy for you my friend! Now, take a bow!!! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  3. Myheartscry says:

    That’s awesome!!!! Woot woot. You work so diligently on your writing, and it shows. I’m glad it’s getting recognition.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jgibson4thwall says:

    Congratulations on the publication!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Michele Lee says:

    Wonderful work, Dawn! ๐ŸŒต Bravo! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    Liked by 2 people

  6. utahan15 says:

    broken bottles
    shards of glass
    howlin north winds
    blow and whistle
    so you know
    something your way
    the storm

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tut Yashar says:

    Congratulations! Itโ€™s a beautiful poem!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Dawn: It is very rewarding to be recognized. I am so proud of youโค๏ธ.

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  9. spwilcen says:


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  10. elvira797mx says:

    Congratulations! Dawn thank’s for share.
    Keep well.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. balladeer says:

    That is terrific! Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Jane Aguiar says:


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  13. Nancy says:

    Beautifully expressed. Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. eunice says:


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