March 14, 2018
By KabreahG_13 BRONZE, Joliet, Illinois
KabreahG_13 BRONZE, Joliet, Illinois
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Felt unwanted in this place

Didn't rightly belong here in this place

Afraid of this place

And afraid of the silence that would settle

Too strange, dry and sharp, desolate, and dangerous

Scaly as snakeskin

One can see cracks all about

Where she strained herself trying

Hungry to talk, frantic to talk

Hundreds of frightened feelings were booming echoes

The dazzling uncertainty shouted with color

But then the differing of years that change and change

Again, changed everything

One cannot make the words too strong

It was so beautiful

I came on it in amazement

More and more and more, it was

Far from being frightful, was lovely beyond thought

Thoughts lost their burned and dreadful look

A very explosion of dazzling jewels

Sparkling cold and white

Like the Shah of Persia's diamond plume

They were thousands of miles apart

Gave a great groan of pure ecstatic comfort

The author's comments:

This is a found poem using John Steinbeck's "Travels With Charley" and Mark Twain's "A Toast to the Oldest Inhabitant: The Weather of New England"

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