Power of the Elements

April 26, 2010
By vbchick17 BRONZE, Rockledge, Florida
vbchick17 BRONZE, Rockledge, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I atribute my success to the fact that I never gave or accepted an excuse." -Helen Keller

Power of the Elements
Water, wind, fire, and earth,
All very different elements,
Each inflicting a different fear.
Water in a large wave,
Quickly engulfing all and pouring from the sky.
The people underneath,
Their lungs can take no air.
It floods as far as the eye can see;
Destroying everything in its path.
Wind swirling around the sky,
You never hope that it will make you fly,
Destroying everything in its path.
The earth starts shaking;
Its plates are moving.
Buildings collapse crushing almost all around;
A greater area than just the fault lines,
Destroying everything in its path.
Fire is my biggest fear.
Spreads like rapid,
Flames from floor to sky.
Slightly blue at the center,
Reaching, turning red at the tip;
Destroying everything in its path.
As bad as they are, they still hold their bounty…

Water, blue, light, dark, or black,
White foaming tips at the top;
Always moving always changing.
Wind blowing by,
Carrying the fallen leaves.
Although you cannot see the gust,
You can feel the beauty surrounding you as it passes;
Always moving always changing.
Earth green and brown,
Home for all,
Always changing always moving.
Fire with its bright colors,
Attracting much attention,
Providing warmth,
Always changing always moving.
Nature is a large beast,
But a thing of beauty.
Not to be changed.
It cannot be stopped.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this when I was looking outside at the river. Water is a calming thing for me, while fire is my biggest fear. I think that all of the four elements are a beautiful work of art, but some of their beauty lies in their power and ability to inflict fear.

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