Earth is Alone

December 5, 2013
Kicked around like a chewed
Half-swallowed piece of dinosaur meat,
Looking rugged as the porch leaves
Ripped, torn, shredded at the seams
Of a barren widow’s cloak;
They belong to no man at all.
Sleeves are hung loose;
Dangling in desolate autumn wind;
They mimic shoes on a telephone pole.
Arms hang limply, lonely in the wind,
Aimlessly waving within the vast vicinity.
No man declares either witness or war
As they wriggle and flail in the setting sky.
Soon the hues fall dark,
The air frigid, the moon somber;
Earth has the ability to know
It is absolutely alone.

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gardiendesmorts said...
Feb. 7, 2014 at 4:38 pm
wow this is just wow amazing :)  
carolineklepper replied...
Apr. 25, 2014 at 8:28 am
Thank you!
live_luv_laugh_inspire said...
Dec. 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm
You are definately a skilled writer! I was impressed! I rated both of your poems as a 5:) 
carolineklepper replied...
Dec. 25, 2013 at 11:28 am
Thanks a bunch I appreciate it :-)
EmmaClaire0823 said...
Dec. 23, 2013 at 11:24 am
This is wonderfully written. You use great vocabulary and the poem flows very smoothly. The only critic I have is the use of the word "dinosaur." Since it is in the beginning and not really necessary to the poem it is kinda, a turn off. Other than that, the poem was really really great. 
carolineklepper replied...
Dec. 24, 2013 at 9:42 am
Thank you very much!
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