The Moth

December 18, 2008
By MoniqueB GOLD, Austin, Texas
MoniqueB GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Hollow and dim are the eyes that once radiated with life. Mottled and gray is the face aged by pain. The breaths are shallow and infrequent. The loom slowly spins the thread of being. The warmth retreates from the gentle hands, and welcomes the icy chariot of demise. The pendalum swings back and forth. The sand in the hourglass dwindles grain by grain. The heart sings a mournful, macabre tune that fades like an echo over snow-capped mountains. Ashes to ashes, cinders fall on the body like snowflakes, blanketing it in a silken shroud. The slate-lipped mouth beckons a breath of air into the lungs. The loom stops spinning and the happy silver blade cuts the thread. Silence, anxious silence. The body rises, falls, and then is still. Still, and cold, and empty. Peace, long-awaited peace. An owl cries a haunting and doleful song to the bane moon, and the pale horse shakes its ghostly mane. A misty-winged moth breaks from its long-dormant cacoon and flutters silently out of the parted, ashen lips, then vanishes into eternity.


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bubj98 BRONZE said...
on Nov. 14 2010 at 11:30 am
bubj98 BRONZE, Oceanside, California
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Favorite Quote:
"hate is a strong word ,but love is a stronger one"
"sometimes batteries help when the little robot inside your head stops working"
"i guess that guy over there is like...alive?"

i to did see somegreek mytology mixed in there it was great!!!!!!!

on Sep. 10 2009 at 8:55 pm
aprilfool6784 GOLD, Westfield, New Jersey
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awesome! i love it when people tie in tidbits from other parts of the literature/writing world! i love greek mythology. and the line makes it sound really cool and mysterious.

MoniqueB GOLD said...
on Sep. 10 2009 at 7:55 pm
MoniqueB GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Thank you! That was actually my intention!

on Sep. 10 2009 at 4:43 pm
aprilfool6784 GOLD, Westfield, New Jersey
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"The loom stops spinning and the happy silver blade cuts the thread" sounds like the Fates in Greek mythology


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