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Incarnate MAG

September 20, 2009
By Goldilocks GOLD, Delta, Other
Goldilocks GOLD, Delta, Other
17 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Pass once by the wheel of fate
It spins, it turns to what end we dare not ­contemplate
The center unfolds, past futures revealed
A queen, a beggar, a soldier, a child exposed

Royalty, riches, an empire that kneels to needless whim
Power stemmed by responsibility as bright eyes dim
Forget mortality, memories dull
Gold turns to copper, silver to nickel, a beggar is reborn

Garbage king, coarse black hands in tattered clothes
Trenches drawn inch deep, leading trails down to sanguine toes
Forget troubles, expired bodies are not meant to keep
The slate is scraped clean until war calls

Tall sons stride to arms to war
Heaven's eye watches as crimson drips upon the northern star
Forget pain, sleep untroubled woes away
Lay forfeit lives which are henceforth ­commanded by glory and duty

We're six years young, old habits must be ­relearned
Arithmetic, writing, grades re-earned
Forget people, souls cycle but nothing stays the same
The mind is fresh and greedy but our souls have worn ancient in their shells

Mortality holds us hostage
Death nips the heels of life, forcing us captive in a pent-up cage
We stare into the wheel of fate, reincarnations born blind anew to each world we enter
A queen, a beggar, a soldier, a child and …



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kmcn33 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 11 2012 at 2:10 pm
kmcn33 BRONZE, Needham, Massachusetts
4 articles 3 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was much too far out all my life / And not waving but drowning

I really really love this poem

killerd said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 10:53 am
ha i like it

on Jun. 1 2010 at 10:43 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

I really like this. 5 stars captain.

on May. 31 2010 at 3:16 pm
inspired_542 SILVER, Wausau, Wisconsin
5 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
All nature is but art unknown to thee
-alexander pope

i love it!! great job!! :)

on May. 31 2010 at 3:12 pm
inspire.identity. PLATINUM, Ajax, Other
23 articles 8 photos 98 comments
I love this ! :D 

on May. 30 2010 at 9:06 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
16 articles 0 photos 620 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

good job! I remember reading this in teen ink magazine! Congratulations on getting it published in the magazine.

on May. 30 2010 at 12:58 am
NorthernWriter, Fargo, North Dakota
0 articles 0 photos 326 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Only dead fish swim with the stream"

amazing ending, it leaves you thinking and after all, the best writing is that that makes us think after we read it.

on May. 29 2010 at 7:45 pm
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
22 articles 5 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

this was very interesting

isela BRONZE said...
on May. 29 2010 at 2:28 am
isela BRONZE, San Jose, California
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"live like your diying" OR "the past is history the future is a mystery but this moment is a gift that is why it is called present"

i like it it has that pure natural beauty to it

on May. 28 2010 at 4:45 pm
Victory_Of_The_People SILVER, Haverhill, Massachusetts
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not

Beautiful...

XCLover GOLD said...
on Dec. 16 2009 at 11:27 pm
XCLover GOLD, Sandpoint, Idaho
18 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know I run like a girl, try and keep up!" ~Anon
"You only ever grow as a human being if you are outside your comfort zone." ~Percy Cerutti
"The hug is incomplete without you :3" NinjaMan

Wonderfully written, it is fascinating!


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