The Goddess's Tale

September 21, 2012
By Potter-Enthusiast BRONZE, San Diego, California
Potter-Enthusiast BRONZE, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"There are times when we must laugh at Death, so that it does not have the opportunity to laugh at us."


I met a fallen goddess yesterday
Her wheezing, smog-black breathing soft and weak
In her gold hair a dripping oily streak
Her once-blue crystal eyes a rotting gray.
She told me how the children used to play
When sun and breeze and shade was all they’d seek
But now, their listless gazes dull and bleak,
They sit by a computer screen all day.
Her tattered dress a faded memory
Of luscious greens, of colors bright and bold.
She prayed someday, the blinded world could see
Her trembling arms, so tired, frail, and old.
But if it never does, she said to me
At least her final tale will have been told.


The author's comments:
I wrote this as part of a poetry book assignment in English last year, but I really connected with this poem. Just another environmentalist rant, but I hope that someone will find it interesting.

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on Apr. 30 2013 at 9:08 am
Nopride4531 BRONZE, Spring Valley, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I would rather be the best of the worst, the worst of the best." -Kurt Cobain

Brilliant!!!!!!!! I loved the way you structured it! That line "...the children used to play..." Really struck deep because it reminded me of not only myself as a child, but other kids today and how they don't play outside. You could argue that they're afraid to play outside, what with all these stories about pedophiles and whatnot. It raises a good question: is technology safer for children or not? Great article!!!!! -Nopride




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