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The Moon

September 1, 2009
By Izzy Hare BRONZE, Camano Island, Washington
Izzy Hare BRONZE, Camano Island, Washington
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How rash is our pride
To scorn the single orb
The light in ebony

Our cradle of diamonds
A namesake to each
Trampled upon by greed

Where no one has a right
To claim another world

A demonic plague of mining lords
Re-shaping what is forged
Establishing value to a priceless erne

For one dark night
When this great orb dies
What is the nameless owner to do

When it has no insurance policy?

The author's comments:
No one can name the stars
No one can own the moon
A flag means nothing.

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chef said...
on Dec. 13 2021 at 11:51 pm
chef, Davidson, North Carolina
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I really enjoy the way this is written. The word choice creates good imagery and paints a vivid image in my mind.

on Mar. 13 2019 at 5:23 pm
uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."
- Leonard Nimoy

This is absolutely beautiful; I love it!

zuzkak SILVER said...
on Jun. 22 2018 at 4:39 am
zuzkak SILVER, Paisley, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.”
― Thomas Keneally, Schindler's List

I love your writing style! The words flow really nicely and I really enjoyed the juxtaposition at the end! Fab job!