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The Kingdom MAG

By Jesse Hall, White Salmon, WA

See here now,
these are the
wheatfields of Kansas:
sanctuary from delirium.
Where every scarecrow
is fully armed
with bayonet and
rifle to protect
his newfound brain.
These dusty men
patrol the highways,
ever watchful for
tornadoes and witches.
This is the
domain of the
Lord of Ruin,
whose eyes are
hazel from insanity

Your fortune teller
Had it wrong
is the way
the world ends.


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on Mar. 25 2012 at 8:45 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

lovely(that is an old person word), this poem kind of made me laugh a little in a good way! keep writing so i can continue reading! ;D

ps. please read rate and comment on my work. i could use some good feedback from a poet like you!

on Dec. 15 2010 at 2:51 pm
QuiltCocoon BRONZE, Columbus, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Ithaka by Constantine P Kavafy
The Answer by Carl Sandburg
I Taught Myself to Live Simply by Anna Akhmatova
Comes the Dawn by Veronica Shoffstall

I think my fingers fell off from all the snaps I just gave you.

on Jul. 9 2010 at 10:14 pm
chocolatesummerlaughterbliss SILVER, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
the moving finger writes, and having writ
moves on; not all your piety and wit
can bring it back to cancel half a line
nor all your tears wash out a word of it

You sure you're a teenager? :) That was excellent!

on Apr. 19 2010 at 12:01 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

yeah what she said. it's unique and I loved the ending. your poem is one of my favorites, and of all these poems, I only have like three favorites. I even bookmarked this page. you should write more stuff. I'll read it. so go for it. bang.

on Jan. 25 2010 at 8:45 pm
the_Horsegirl SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.
--Dorothy Gilman

If there is such a thing as truth, it is as intricate and hidden as a crown of feathers.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

Wow! This was a really unique poem. You're a really good writer.

xjustlistenx said...
on Mar. 8 2009 at 2:07 pm
loved it its differant than most of the poems on here also loved the ending...bang!

ZeeZee said...
on Nov. 11 2008 at 5:41 pm
I really like this, just the's really...different, which is good, lol

on Nov. 11 2008 at 3:09 pm
great poem :) i love the ending!

on Aug. 22 2008 at 5:43 pm
Hahaha, I really liked the way you explained that.

The end threw me off when it took a different direction, but it still sounded cool. Made me smile.