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The Burial Ground

April 24, 2011
By Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"

\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"

I roam around the deserted land that used to be my kingdom,
My love,
My life,
My everything.
The ruins dart into my eyes,
Tormenting me,
Of all it used to be.
The memories project from my brain
Through my eyes,
Resurrecting onto the burial ground of my past.
The swing hanging by one chain,
Used to be my wings.
Patchy and arid, the field
was a new canvas every day.
The rusted over jungle gym,
Raised me up to see the brink of the sky.
Each inch that surrounds me,
Revives a better time,
When ecstasy was everything that came in and out of you,
When the sun’s plummet never meant the end,
And when summer was every season of the year.

The author's comments:
For anyone who has returned to a place they loved and found all your memories now entrenched in its burial ground (this won second place in the poetry category of a writing competition).

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anime18 SILVER said...
on Nov. 10 2013 at 9:00 am
anime18 SILVER, Brampton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

i really love this poem, the imagery was really great. good job. question, when is your novel coming out?