A Sanctuary

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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A Sanctuary

 

Deserted,

at least that’s the way it seems

at a glance.

 

No one has walked these streets

for years,

going by the dust that has gathered

on the side-walks.

 

Concrete,

blasted by what?

Nature?

War?

Bereft of life...

but wait,

that’s not true.

 

Humanity might have taken it’s leave

but if you think the town is empty

then you’ve been very much deceived.

 

Cracks and crevices

provide shelter now

for those

that here do

dwell.

 


Submitted: January 31, 2020

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Mike S.

Life springs and clings eternal, Hull, excellent!

Fri, January 31st, 2020 7:19pm

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Thanks, Mike.

Fri, January 31st, 2020 12:56pm

AdamCarlton

Eloquently stated. But you might be bored there, just you and the bugs. "The grave's a fine and private place..."

Fri, January 31st, 2020 7:22pm

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There's some truth to those words. Thanks, Adam.

Fri, January 31st, 2020 12:56pm

L.E. Belle

Such a wonderful poem, Hullabaloo. It reminds me of a theme written by Sara Teasdale in her poem "There will come soft rains" where she describes the animals and plants going on quite unaware that we humans are all gone because we have killed each other off. Such a powerful theme you tackle here, Hullabaloo, and you do it so beautifully.

Fri, January 31st, 2020 7:34pm

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Thanks, L.E.

Fri, January 31st, 2020 12:43pm

dewey green

Life always finds a way. Onya Hulla!

Sat, February 1st, 2020 4:43pm

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It does, doesn't it. When the humans leave somewhere, the natural balance restores itself over time.

Sat, February 1st, 2020 10:39am

Sue Harris

Brilliant poem, Hully. So very thought provoking.

Sun, February 2nd, 2020 2:35pm

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Thanks so much, Sue.

Sun, February 2nd, 2020 9:54am

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