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Through Plume of Smoke MAG

November 27, 2011
By Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
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Sitting at the base of the concrete steps
Her feet kicking at the wilting grass
She observes

Cars flying by
On the asphalt streets,
Modern weaving roads of life

Their exhaust clouding our vision
Distorting perception
Of this growing city

No birds
Chirp at the rising sun
No squirrels
Scramble up telephone poles

In our haste of creating a manmade world
We have thrown nature
To the gasoline-perfumed dust

The author's comments:
One of my better poems about the fading of nature in the modern world

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This article has 4 comments.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 5 2013 at 6:30 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I love poetry like this. Because it proves not all poetry is love love love and peace. But also political. And moving. Beautiful. And congrats on being published. 

on Apr. 2 2012 at 6:51 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Great work~ It's time we realize that we are killing our earth.

on Jan. 14 2012 at 8:23 pm
Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
34 articles 0 photos 52 comments
Thank you so much for the comment!

byebye said...
on Dec. 7 2011 at 7:16 pm
byebye, Nevermore, Other
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Great poem! Congrats on the editor's choice, that's a great accomplishment.

I loved this poem, the message that was in it, the impeccable flow, and great word usage. Wonderful work! :) Love it if you'd look at some of mine too.