Charon's Fare

April 14, 2011
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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.

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BlackbeltJames said...
Jun. 12, 2013 at 5:58 pm
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.

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Lexie96 said...
Oct. 31, 2011 at 6:03 am
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?
ThePaperFlowers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 9:05 am

Thank you!

Yes, sure, if I have time :)

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