Nobody Knew

December 17, 2010
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The clouds separated to form a hole in the sky
Light descended upon the earth
Trees grew
Grass grew
Life flourished.

Nobody knew.

The clouds sealed up
Darkness descended upon the earth
Trees died
Grass died
Life withered.

Nobody knew.

Storms came!
Lighting crashed and thunder rolled!
Oh, how terrible a night it was!
Thunder, the heartbeat of anger, beating down upon the canvas
I wished no harm done
I tried to contain the thunder
But my arms only reach so wide,
Only so wide.

The storms calmed, but the shadow-black clouds remained,
I begged, pleaded, fought, and tried to make deals with them
But they remained
However could I remove this awesome plague?
What ever could I do to be freed from this monster?

The days grew darker and the nights grew more comfortable
I sought not to remove the clouds
I sought union with the thunder
Only to my ignorant downfall.

Out of options and time I grow desperate...


And remained.

I grow weary.


A voice from inside the hands that made the clouds spoke to me

It told me to let go.

Damn you clouds! How dare you!

Then, suddenly. I let go.

The sky slowly brightened

The clouds separated to form a hole formed in sky
Light descended upon the earth
Trees grew
Grass grew
Life flourished

But nobody knew.

Nobody knew.

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BriarRose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm
This makes a lot of sense to me without really making any sense at all. It's hard to explain...and that probably sounded better in my head.  Either way, i think it's a genius piece.  I loved how you changed the formatt to fit the emotions, going from plain type to all caps.  I do have one question though.  Why did he let go?  I mean, he was hanging on for dear life and he was totally ahem pissed at the clouds and the storm for even suggesting that he let go. What happend... (more »)
archon replied...
Aug. 9, 2011 at 12:18 am


thanks so much for the comment!!! as to why he/I let go, it just happened, all of a sudden, as the poem says

IamtheshyStargirl said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm
I'm afraid that I didn't find it very descriptive, but with a little more work, this could be good.
musicprincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm
This is brilliant :) I really like the imagery and your wording is absolutely rich in meaning. What was your inspiration?
archon replied...
Apr. 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm
brilliant!? why thank you :D I really appreciate it! and to be honest I'm not exactly sure, I just got this mental image one day and tried to form it into words
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