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The Steam Engine

October 11, 2012
By lizzyw77 BRONZE, Wayland, Massachusetts
lizzyw77 BRONZE, Wayland, Massachusetts
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only a middle age women
can completely disapprove
with a glance

the weight of the earth
tugs at her mouth
while her limpid eyes scan
dully back and forth

the boy screamed emphatically
searching for approval

it can crush a mass of metal like wax!
lift ships of war like bubbles!
a treasure of the working world!

yet still she idles
fiddling her feeble fingers
glancing at the branches of a faraway tree
whose leaves hung
like the paws of begging dogs

the steam engine threads
gossamer strands in the sky

the woman threads
cotton on her tired loom.

The author's comments:
I actually wrote this by searching three random unrelated words on google- "gossamer" "skyscraper" "bubble," and then using the first result that popped up as inspiration for a poem.

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