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Charon's Fare

April 14, 2011
By mpkonst SILVER, Hamilton, New Jersey
mpkonst SILVER, Hamilton, New Jersey
9 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed."
-G.K. Chesterton


The end awaits just through that door,
At last my destination, my ultimate goal.
My life, my memories lap upon the shore;
To leave them behind is my only toll.

The end awaits just across the water,
Just a few moments, and my ship will set sail.
I may not be ready to cross over,
For who could pay such a fare?

My friends laugh and they cry,
My family argues and fights and loves.
In the water my whole life reflects in my eyes,
It has been as if bestowed from above.

Can I give it all up - so easily?
I'm on a one-way journey - to return, I am not free.


The author's comments:
I am pretty inspired by Greek mythology, and I wanted to write something about Charon. This probably isn't the last I write referring to him.

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on Jun. 12 2013 at 5:58 pm
BlackbeltJames GOLD, Reading, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Isaac Asimov - "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”

This is a good piece, you've captured the elements well, however, I do feel that the imagery and concept only truly comes through when the reader knows about the mythology behind it. That said it still has the right imagery, and is simplistic which makes it better to not only understand but give a better feel to it; after all nobody panic while saying really complex speaches.

You would probably like my short story "Belly Of The Beast", I'm sure your familiar with the story, but not quite like this, it has my own twists and unique aspects to it. :)

 

mpkonst SILVER said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 9:05 am
mpkonst SILVER, Hamilton, New Jersey
9 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed."
-G.K. Chesterton

Thank you!

Yes, sure, if I have time :)


Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 31 2011 at 6:03 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I like this and I love Greek mythology so this was just an all-around good read :) Think you could check out my work sometime?


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