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Tell Me an Ancient Story

January 13, 2016
By jennag4 PLATINUM, New City, New York
jennag4 PLATINUM, New City, New York
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Favorite Quote:
I write to be the characters that I'm not.

Teach me
How to tell a story
I will listen with ears to hear

Light my eye
Setting it in a blaze of brown and mauve fire

Emergencies are in the past
As lines swirl around me in a whirlwind of green and gold…

No longer free but our story’s slaves

Our very own Awakening

Night after Night
Scrubbing my hands free of flat black



We sit.

Your stories dance to the beat
of Tipsy tables; don’t look down!
One hug before we split
Me, to my high perch in a stony tower
So the stars hang low in the moonlit sky…

The author's comments:

This was originally a mesostic with the spine-"Tell me an ancient story". It was based off of the stage version of "The Arabian Nights".

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