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There is a land
So distant, yet near enough
That the drums of war
Drift along the wind to man's ear

This land is black and scorched
From the heat of man's greatest ambitions
Its rivers run bare
And its mountains are crumbled

There is a land
So distant, yet near enough
That its armies
Can be seen like a great wall on the horizon

This land is silent and still
From the thunder of man's greatest faults
Its soil is destitute
And its forests are cinders

There is a land
So distant, yet near enough
That its menace
Can be felt shaking the earth

This land is a serene memorial
With the shadows of forests burnt into the soil
And the white figures of women with shopping bags
And men in suits and children playing
All forever preserved
Burnt into the broken remains of civilization

This land is barren
Except for a green plant
Rising from the ashes
Over a piece of shattered concrete
Bearing seared letters that spell
America

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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xXsmileXx This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 23, 2009 at 6:13 pm
This poem is amazing. Especially the last two stanzas. Great Job!!!!!!!!
 
PoeticFox replied...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm
very nice indeed my friend I am a poet myself and this is a subject that always works it's way into my work so I can appreciate this for what it is
Sincerly PoeticFox
 
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