The Moose MAG

November 2, 2011
By Prometheus PLATINUM, East Aurora, New York
Prometheus PLATINUM, East Aurora, New York
29 articles 0 photos 109 comments

Evening light, the sun goes down,
Trees and colors fade to dark.
A single moose moves through the wood,
Slow, unhurried, plodding on.

Metal beasts hold to their course,
Speeding swiftly through the night.
A highway winds through fields and trees,
Fractured roads of dirty stone.
Nature's beast walks ceaselessly,
Unaware of human thoughts.
Traffic through the trees ahead,
Forceful still, the moose will cross.

Faster fly the metal brutes.
Fiendishly, they thunder by.
One of them holds Death inside,
Careless minds, a price to pay.

Finally the moose arrives,
Never stops nor hesitates.
Steps out onto dirty stone.
Almost crossed, but still too late.

Over the rise an engine roars.
Moose in the headlights! Frantic eyes.
A cry of death, then metal shears.
The crumpled wreck is hurled aside.

Gently falls the mighty beast.
Collapses, broken, on the road.
Slaughtered here by needless haste,
The moose is silent to the end.

More lights now, the sirens wail,
Useless helpers for a cause.
Bodies carefully moved away,
Mourning faces filled with loss.

Evening light, the sun is down,
Trees and colors lost in dark.
A light glows in the sky above,
Tiny, melting, fading; gone.


The author's comments:
This is meant to accompany my poem "Another One."

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on Nov. 14 2013 at 11:49 pm
Deej6595 BRONZE, Billerica, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

I like the idea of the moose stepping into our world out of the wild. The prose is very nice with the flow and the rhyme.

on Feb. 12 2013 at 7:17 pm
Maggie99 SILVER, Versailles, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost

Wow. that was extremely emotional. i'm an animal lover so you really took a stab at my heart.

on Feb. 12 2013 at 1:48 pm
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

I've never really thought about the courage of a moose trapped within human society until now. It really opened my eyes a little wider. Great job!

on Dec. 29 2012 at 5:00 am
Serena_the_Squid BRONZE, Kingston, Other
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I really liked this whole poem. I especially loved the last line: "Tiny, melting, fading, gone." Nice one!

on Dec. 22 2012 at 11:51 am
Prometheus PLATINUM, East Aurora, New York
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Thanks for reading!

on Dec. 22 2012 at 2:38 am
Padfoot507 PLATINUM, Omaha, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
-Albus Dumbledore

"I'm just a little bit caught in the middle,
Life is a maze, and love is a ridde."
-Lenka

I agree with Wonder ;) This really was a beauitful poem that sends a good message, and the use of imagery and picture was amazing, Keep it up!

on Dec. 9 2012 at 2:25 pm
NickBottom SILVER, BURKE, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is everything."
-Frank Zappa

"What doesn't kill you makes you stranger."
-Heath Ledger

This poem definitely showed the destruction that haste and a lack of care can bring. I really liked the line "The siren's wail, useless helpers for a cause." Keep up the good work!

on Dec. 6 2012 at 3:58 pm
ChobaniLuvinPenguin PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

I love this poem!!!! It conveys an important message about the destruction humanity and machinery can cause, and flows beautifully. You also use a vast range of vocabulary, and your descriptions are amazing! Such a good poem!!!!!!

on Mar. 13 2012 at 7:16 pm
Moon_In_A_Cup BRONZE, West End, North Carolina
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I do believe i like this. it's got a good flow

 


on Nov. 24 2011 at 3:49 pm
Wonderment DIAMOND, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Paints a good picture. I loved this and I loved the message in it. I could see it all happening.

on Nov. 24 2011 at 3:48 pm
Wonderment DIAMOND, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Wow! You paint the picture of this moose so well. I acually could picture the moose walking then getting killed. Plus I think it has a good message. I like. so so much.


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