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Societal Depreciaton

April 7, 2012
By LaurenBeard GOLD, Leesburg, Virginia
LaurenBeard GOLD, Leesburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.”
-Jack London

What is this forest that life has grown into?
Barren branches and wilted leaves
Crunching and crumbling with the same lackluster weakness that has germinated in humanity.
Society has sprouted into a deciduous mob
With splinters and knots
Wretched and ghastly
Thorns and briars alike
Manifesting like weeds.
Meadows have turned to molehills;
Moss to mud.
Ribbons of sunlight are suffocated
By bony branches and twisted treetops in the canopy
This deciduous civilization is spindly
Stripped of greenery
Marked with a desolate meandering of emaciated undergrowth,
Comprised of fallen foliage and fallen hope.
The capability of sprouting to success wilted simultaneous
To the uprooting of our wooden hearts.

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