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Gold Fields

By , yelm, WA
The desert is full of jewels
made of small metal bits
gold, green, blue, red, and white

So beautiful this is,
the gold field
the green emerald spots
with a blue sapphire circle in the middle

The travelers come and go
through the fields of metal
following the path
not seeing the shine of gems

But there is always some that get lost
they look everywhere
in hopes of finding Lapis lazuli
from the pot of the sapphire circle
so sweet is the blue liquid
to the mouths of wanderers
but finding nothing but their lovely gold

There are hunters here in the fields
they live here among the glittering stones
those who cross paths with them
become their victims
leaving the hunted's real treasure
the spilling of scarlet rubies in liquid form
bodies striped bare to become white and dry pearls

These scavengers came here for riches
not knowing they have been
leaving the gemstones and
living on them all this time

The desert is full of jewels
made of small metal bits
gold, green, blue, red, and white





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Lola_Black said...
Jul. 11, 2011 at 7:02 pm
That is so cool!!!!!!! I especially love the last line of the fourth stanza: "but finding nothing but their lovely gold."
 
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