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The Night Of The Comet

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The Night Of The Comet

                    The Night Of The Comet 
Comets, meteors and asteroids travel through the galaxies
of outer space, and often pass by Earth on many occasions, 
when a comet get's too close to earth it could cause a
cataclysmic result, even to the extent of the extinction of
all life on planet Earth, Halley's Comet visits our planet
once every seventy five years, it's last sighting was in 1985.
when it was very difficult to observe, but way back in 1910
it was a totally different story, many people thought it was
the end of the world, as it came closer and closer to the Earth.
People on the ground seeing this disturbing sight were saying
"it's getting larger and it is so bright" others were saying "It's
doomsday we are all going to die" the old man says "It will 
veer off, It will not hit us" a little girl looks to the sky and says
"Hold me daddy I am scared", minutes later the comet veers
off back into outer space, the old man says, " I told you we 
would be safe it happened like that when I first saw the comet
back when I was only twenty years old". The world is once again 
safe, and the comet will not return for another seventy five years.

 Written 10th June 2013

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  1. Date: 6/15/2013 12:20:00 AM
    The late Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain) was said of have arrived on earth when Halley's Comet passed by in 1834. The comet also allegedly took him away seventy-six years later when he died in 1910. This is a nice little story you have told us. However, your work is full of comma spliced run-on sentences. Because of this, there is no proper organization of your paragraphs.

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    Date: 6/15/2013 2:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Robert, I did something unusual in this poem by incorporating speach into it, I tried to make it more dramatic but may have lost a bit of the translation of poetry by doing it. sometimes when you try new ideas they can come back to haunt you later. I am glad you enjoyed it. John