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The walls are
adobe,
the house is
a vase.
A magnum opus
of three thousand years' worth
of pottery.
It sits
among the dunes,
beneath
a pumpkin soup horizon
glued to the ceiling,
the sky.
Grapevines
weave
their way
around crumbling walls,
once glorious
as the Sphinx,
now shameful
as the fallen gardens
of Babylon.
Among the ruins
a woman weeps,
holding
the remnants of
her beautiful boy.
Rockets
are falling
like hailstones
upon the sandy soil
of her progenitors –
she sinks
her feet
and lets her body
writhe
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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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ChrisJ This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm
The imagery shown here is amazing! Great vocabulary, great job!
 
eliana924 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 11:44 pm
Gorgeous imagery! I have too many favorite lines :) But you might want to reconsider starting a new line practically every other word.
 
SwagGuy101 said...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 1:19 am

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 said...
May 7, 2011 at 12:04 am
Beautifully desriptive. <3
 
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