The Beacon of Life MAG

May 24, 2011
By rahrahryn SILVER, Exeter, Other
rahrahryn SILVER, Exeter, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent." - Sherlock Holmes


There before me:
unabashed, the sun. A pale
disk, curling its tendrils through
the sky. 'Round it, the fruits
of its success. Well done.
You've lived again.

Inside, a crooning animal
stirs and looks out. It is
Nature's beast of passion,
asleep until today. A
liability.

The blind shutters are
clamping down on your moon –
dry face, a shield against the
sunlight. Education, and
what's more: a taming.

Hearken, past the
closure. Past the bluff. Some-
thing's scratching. Listen.
Listen. Listen. It's the world,
trying to get in.


The author's comments:
I have just completed my IB (International Baccalaureate) exams. It was a slog, and throughout it I often felt like I was being given no chance to live life as it should be lived.

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