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Order of Events MAG

August 22, 2011
By snaomi PLATINUM, Cheshire, Connecticut
snaomi PLATINUM, Cheshire, Connecticut
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I – After
Nothing changed.

The tree swayed in the wind,
Catching the last warm breezes of summer
Its leaves rustled invitingly,
Splaying their auburn fingers.

The grass slowly straightened its back,

Covering up the evidence.

The sun continued to rise and set,
As per usual.

II – Before
Three children exist in a summer meadow.
The smallest catches butterflies in his hands.

A solitary cedar tree rises sturdy and inviting out of the field,
Stretching proudly, solidly to the sky;
The wind is dead.

Two of the children play
Beneath the branches of the tree.

The older one usually wins.

III – During
The middle child will decide to scale the tree,
Hide against its trunk, beneath the quilt of leaves.

He will have 30 seconds.

He will be sweaty and rushed, his climbing haphazard.

One branch, near the top of the tree,
Will break under stress.

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TorGar said...
on Apr. 13 2016 at 7:36 pm
TorGar, Paducah, Kentucky
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Ahh! I laavit!

on Apr. 24 2012 at 12:09 pm
snaomi PLATINUM, Cheshire, Connecticut
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Thank you :) If you want me to look at any of your stuff, let me know!

on Apr. 22 2012 at 11:30 am
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
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I love how you switch around the typical cause and effect relationship. The different verb tenses are cool too.

on Sep. 17 2011 at 4:12 am
afflatus SILVER, Bhopal, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Be honest. It's one of the few things in life you can control.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!but it doesn't happen like this,.....

good work..