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The Birth of Volcano.

May 5, 2019
By uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."
- Leonard Nimoy

Amidst Panama’s wreckage,

Behind ruins of Atlantis,

Hurricane met Earthquake.

And out from the terror,

The destruction, the decimation,

Emerged Volcano:

Created for ruination.

He abhorred barbarism—

The atrocities of man.

And yet still did he commit,

And yet still did he harm 

Anything within his grasp.

They Shriveled

And Burned

And reduced to dying embers.

Even as life he tried to give,

It was life he reverted;

Flying butterflies of ash.

“Why do they burn?”

He asked but one day.

And the Earthquake frowned, 

The Hurricane spoke and wept:

“We’ve no talent,” she said through tears,

“Other than to destroy.”

And the Volcano, he stared,

Though he learned not to cry,

For when tears of magma fell out,

Someone always died.

The author's comments:

Natural disasters are seen as monsters that intentionally destroy all crossing their paths. In this poem, I wanted to view the destruction they cause from their perspective. In doing so, one reconsiders the term "monster" when thinking of these disasters, who can only do what they were born to do.

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