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What is the way of the world?
Wondered man to the vastness above him

Come
Chase me
Cried the sun to the moon
Energize me
Asked the tree of the sun
Grow me
Told the fruit to the tree
Feed me
Begged the animal to the fruit
Discard me
Said the seed to the animal
Grow in me
Offered the ground to the seed
Catch me
Called the water to the ground
Form me
Breathed the cloud to the water
Hide me
Said the moon to the cloud
Chase me … called the sun to the moon …

The miracles happened
As they do every day
But this time
Man was curious
He
Wondered

He drew a circle with his finger
In the dirt
He looked up
Into the shining sky of stars
And he pondered the secrets of the Universe

Then he stood up
Went into his shelter

And turned the television set on …

While outside
A million miles away
Chase me
Sang the sun to the moon

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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Imaginedangerous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm
I like the rhythm and repetition- it echoes the rhythms and patterns of nature. Good work.
 
iknowyourheart said...
May 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm
I love the part about the sun and the moon...
 
still-a-novice said...
May 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm
AWESOME! That was really good, especially it all conected.
 
smilyteenpoet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 12, 2010 at 6:26 am
I LOVE IT!!!!!! I like how you made it like a circle with the ''chase me sang the sun to the moon.'' Please read my poems and post a comment.
 
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