Water and Dust
Who, or what, am I? I have been here for many years, mostly in
South Dakota. From where I am, I have seen so much happen to the lands
throughout the years. I can see all of the mighty rivers in South
Dakota, and I have seen how they have helped this state develop.
I have seen holes in the ground that shoot water toward me, as if
they were trying to stand by my side. I have cried many tears for
South Dakota, but have also held back tears for long periods of time.
During these stubborn times, there are others that try to be like me,
but they do not serve the same purpose as I, so therefore do not
resemble me. In the past there have been people who try to get my
attention with dynamite, and even explosives, but I mostly just
Sometimes, however, I would laugh so hard at them, that happy tears
would fall. Itís amazing what people will do to get your attention. I
have seen times when my actions, or lack there of, have caused
suffering to the people of South Dakota, and for that I am sorry.
I am high and mighty and cannot be touched by a human hand.
Who, or what, am I?