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Nightkeeper

I left at dusk to make my nightly rounds.
First, I cupped the sun in my hands,
Suffocating its boasting radiance to a humble glow.
I painted over the waning gold marble:
Soft dabs along the russet and crimson horizon;
A waxy harvest shrouded by clouds of cotton amaranth
Nested softly in a cornucopian sky;
Followed by caressing brushstrokes of cerulean.
With the disappearing of the glowing peach
I bathed the entire sky in a liquid charcoal;
Shiny, like blood, and elegantly chatoyant.
I wandered a nearby meadow.
I signaled the entrances of insects and critters in a twilight nocturne.
Clicks and chirps resounded in harmony
With cicada’s percussive strokes,
Crickets strumming,
And bullfrogs bellowing warm baritone sounds.
Then I ornamented the naked sky;
Stringing lights, hanging bulbs, Lighting sparks
And placing the stars in staccato archipelagos.
I tended the moon with a little extra kindling
Until it esteemed to an alabaster flame
Draped amongst the twinkling crystal bulbs.
I basked in the night’s shy beauty
And admired the brightness of the dark;
Chastened by its tender and gentle effervescence.
Nature flashed me a quick warning with the arrival of morning.
I stashed my matchbox in my knapsack and collected stars for my pocket.
I diligently blew out the stars and extinguished the moon with the coming of dawn,
Whose light must’ve been jealous.



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MumfordandSons27This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 10 at 9:46 pm:
Really great poem. Your creativeness is clear. I am super jealous (:
 
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SuhaimaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 10 at 6:50 pm:
Oh...my...'Twas a beautiful poem. Some poems lack in vision, while others lack in creativity, yours is abundant in both. I really, really, honestly, and genuinely enjoyed this piece . 
 
LaurenBeardThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 11 at 7:53 pm :
Thank you so much, your comment really means a lot. :) I am so flattered that you enjoyed my poem!
 
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YellowThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 10 at 4:20 pm:
Great poem, loved the description and word choice. I've never read a poem like it. Hope you keep writing. :) 
 
LaurenBeardThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 11 at 7:55 pm :
Thank you very much, I am happy to hear you enjoyed my poem!
 
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