Euphrates MAG

April 7, 2011
By OliverTwist BRONZE, Alexandria, Louisiana
OliverTwist BRONZE, Alexandria, Louisiana
1 article 0 photos 10 comments

The walls are
the house is
a vase.
A magnum opus
of three thousand years' worth
of pottery.
It sits
among the dunes,
a pumpkin soup horizon
glued to the ceiling,
the sky.
their way
around crumbling walls,
once glorious
as the Sphinx,
now shameful
as the fallen gardens
of Babylon.
Among the ruins
a woman weeps,
the remnants of
her beautiful boy.
are falling
like hailstones
upon the sandy soil
of her progenitors –
she sinks
her feet
and lets her body
with the agony
of each scorching grain,
a welcomed oasis
from the war hawks
flying high,
she cradles
her son's tender
head as
a hailstone finds
its target.

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on Feb. 22 2013 at 1:57 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

The imagery shown here is amazing! Great vocabulary, great job!

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 22 2011 at 11:44 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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Gorgeous imagery! I have too many favorite lines :) But you might want to reconsider starting a new line practically every other word.

on Dec. 21 2011 at 1:19 am
SwagGuy101 BRONZE, Millington, Tennessee
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Very descriptive but i felt like it was to simple it kind of lost my attention but it was still really good.

Look at mine and give me your opinion

CarolynQ GOLD said...
on May. 7 2011 at 12:04 am
CarolynQ GOLD, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Beautifully desriptive. <3


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