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In Ruins

Thanks for showing up.
My day is in ruins, 
But since you are here,
Let me give you a tour.

Up on that rise is the stone altar 
Where I carefully laid out all my plans. 
As you can see they have been shot to hell,
Scattered across the landscape of
My mind like scraps of paper
Blown in the wind. 

Over there on the right 
Is my temple of hopes and expectations.
Be careful as you approach - 
The columns that hold it up 
Have been dashed to the ground
And are crumbling around me.

And yes, that dusty arena 
Just over there, surrounded by
That sturdy rock wall is where 
I have been wrestling with reality. 
I don’t know why I keep at it, 
Since I seem to lose every time.  

What’s that gate in the wall
All covered with vines, you ask?
I don’t know – I’ve never noticed it before. 
There seems to be some kind of clearing 
On the other side. Let’s go 
Check it out - together.

Copyright © Krista Kurth

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  1. Date: 7/31/2012 11:53:00 PM
    KRISTA, stopping by to read a couple of poems. CONGRATULATIONS!! :-) with your featured poem of the week. Goodnight~ LUV~ PD

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 11:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Krista. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 5:09:00 AM
    Congrats Krista on having this poem selected in the first round of competition in the P.S. contest luv.. good luck in the next phase ...

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 6:17:00 AM
    I agree with Andrea. Great writing Krista. lainie

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 10:03:00 AM
    lol this is great, the metaphors were very creative and i loved the overall message. good write! =)

  1. Date: 1/3/2010 5:33:00 PM
    this is just wonderful, Krista. Very cleverly done!! Andrea