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The Cocoon Breaks MAG

February 19, 2013
By chris341 GOLD, Springville, Utah
chris341 GOLD, Springville, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the sky, do not despair, that is where they should be. Now build the foundations under them." -Thoreau

death doesn't come like a
thunderbolt to children. death is
a whisper, surreptitiously stolen from the
shadowed face of an adult
who doesn't want you to be

that murmur sinks like a fly
trapped in honey, lethargic,
struggling to the center until
you know what it is, this terrible
thing that you couldn't know
until now.

until you've heard it. Not
seen it perhaps, but heard its
quiet wingbeat, no angel but
a butterfly of death. A contrary
creature who could never find us
and yet someday had to find us.
because life asks for death,
just like a child asks to
grow up.

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on Jun. 15 2016 at 12:46 am
Luckystar78 ELITE, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"..though warm as summer it was fresh as spring." (Thomas Hardy) ("Far from the Madding crowd")

Lyrical, metaphorical, and effortlessly poetic, you really do have talent!

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