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The Pole

Story ID:6384
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:1800
Person:Need Sleep Chelsea Kansas Kid
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The Pole

The Pole

The Pole
Plays a role
On the whole
While mapping

With the rod
On the sod
With a nod
At the transit you’re directing

We chart the terrain
Out on the plain
In sun or rain
It’s exacting

High in the snow
To the valley below
Doncha know
Graphing

We’ve been here years
Before pioneers
Or wagoneers
Mapping

Charting with transit and scope
From the Cape of Good Hope
West of the Continental Slope
Exhausting.

Monte L. Manka 10-02-10