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Temples MAG

December 6, 2015
By ShelbyGrey PLATINUM, Ashland, Kentucky
ShelbyGrey PLATINUM, Ashland, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.

If my body is a temple, then I am in ruins.
Cracks in my foundation like the remnants
of old wounds,
I am not a house of worship.
Shattered stained glass makes its home
in my skull,
I see no reason to worship it.
There are corners full of cobwebs, and gardens full of weeds,
I am not worth the worship.
There are columns missing, and walls crumbling to sand,
What is left to worship?
Tattered books of praise make up most
of my brain,
I am not a house of worship.

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on Dec. 15 2015 at 6:38 pm
cityofowls BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can't quite keep up with gravity." ~Cather

Wow, that was so beautiful! You're an amazing writer!