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War of the Clouds

May 28, 2013
By estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

The wind screams its battle cry,
Urging the troops onward,
Sending them crashing together,
Like two magnets torn apart,
Finally meeting once more.

It's hard to tell the sides,
Each cloaked in billowy white robes.
Who's winning?
Who's retreating?
What is going on up there?

The dragon breathes a tumultuous stream
Of cold, white flames.
The rabbit darts around the ashes,
Landing a kick to the dragon's jaw.

Another soldier defeated.

The monkey deflect's the fish's fin,
Barreling ahead on its rocket ship.
One! Two! Three strikes to the head!
The gold fish flounders, surely dead.

Another soldier defeated.

The rooster crows a warrior's caw
As it clashes with the fearsome frog.
It appears as if the frog is done,
Hopped its last hop.
But look! There's the tongue!

Another soldier defeated.

But as battles rage and soldiers fall,
There is one, the most fearsome of all.
A great battle explodes between the two,
both commanders of their crew.

The mermaid and the cyclops
Eye each other warily.
The monster dives in, egged on by the wind,
And is bowled over by the tail.

Thunder rumbles in the distance
As the mermaid heeds its call.
The woman decides to take a chance,
Heading straight for the cyclops' maw.

But woe to the lady and the brute,
For neither would've thought
A great lightning bolt from the heavens strike
And smite them where they fought!

Another two soldiers defeated.

And thus, the War of the Clouds is done,
With neither side having won.
And both commanders, being dead,
Leave two armies to hang their heads.

The author's comments:
I was looking in the window in the car yesterday-daydreaming, as usual-when I was struck by the notion of what a great story this could be. I hope you like it.

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on Jun. 15 2013 at 2:14 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hey, it's been awhile, eh? How have you been doing? I see your writing is still great. I read this before and I never got the chance to comment on it, but I really enjoyed reading it. I really like this poem! It is highly creative! Everything goes together very well, the title, the picture, and the poem in general. The title is really appealing and catches the reader's eye right away.. which is great. I enjoyed the format and the length overall. And I love that it is a war of clouds, because clouds just look so peaceful and so soft and you made them violent which is really cool. The attention to detail is highly specific. I thought you did a wonderful job!