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Life is...

December 14, 2012
By AubreyJordan PLATINUM, Flagstaff, Arizona
AubreyJordan PLATINUM, Flagstaff, Arizona
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FALLING, falling, catching all the sky
Filling up the night like a lonely firefly
A flicker, a moment, a tale without reason
A burning cold, a freezing heat, a most intemperate season
Never a more senseless sense,
A more melodic song
Never a more present tense,
A more incessant wrong
A feeling of desire, never to be filled
An unsurrendered will, never to be willed
A living, breathing thing, never to be killed
Falling, falling, cradled by the sky
Whispers you to sleep with a silent lullaby…

The author's comments:
"Flicker" is from Heart of Darkness. "A tale without reason" is basically paraphrasing Macbeth, who says "A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." So I hope that doesn't count as plagiarism. It's more of inspiration, really. (So a big thanks to Conrad and Shakespeare)

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on Jan. 28 2013 at 1:43 am
Basya44 PLATINUM, Brighton, Massachusetts
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This definitely should have been in the magazine. Shame on the editors. You are simply BRILLIANT.