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Author Name: Freependeriki 2 Comments
Date Added: July 30, 2011 12:07:54 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Philosophy Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
Of the Fallen
On vellum pages are words
hewn by blood stained quills
by the fevered hand
of a cleric
And as the ashes fell
the book was opened
the leaves scribed
to create a memory
for those to come
Pages stained by time
reveal a history
bitter and unredeemed
of a frayed and brittle Empire

The heart now cold
the gleam of youth departed
memories against dimming eyes
What thoughts turn
in a tired mind
as the book is opened
This Empire of the Sun
pinnacle of the world
creator of poem and song
lies now beneath the sheen
of a brutal havoc

Fires of poison ebbing
as the last soul watched
a sea of ash
The book is opened
Breathe the scent of history
Read the story told
of a people dead and gone
and who left for us
in a Barrow's niche
the Book of the Fallen

And are we to be
simply history relived
to end
then to end again
and........

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Comments:
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on July 30, 2011 05:26:40 PM Report
Someone once said: "Those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it". Therein lies the lesson of this fine work. Well written, citizen!
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 30, 2011 04:06:42 PM Report
Perhaps... History repeats its self over and over.... Anothere great poem.....




 


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