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To Yeats

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To Yeats

Things Fall Apart, The centre Cannot Hold There! the Sun gathers mold- left to its doom, dew-gray, dagger a-heart. O Yeats! if you were here to behold Nations a-throat, men a-hate O Yeats! if you beheld our earth- setting in the East, back to Dust. The rains sob down acids- Burning brimestones in ghastly contempt. The waters meandering in somnolence As Nature yearns for Dusk. We then are doomed, Earthlings reduced to pitiful fibres By our own slick hands, used in milking dawn's fruits. There weeps the knell Hereforth from Clay steps hell given Breathe by our cupidity- Are we then in this insanity? O Yeats! here I choke in want of air, here I reach for Byzantium's care. Nostalgia steals over my very soul- As I behold Our Earth in the claws of Death.

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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:33:00 PM
    Gerald.. Congratulations, in the MELTDOWN contest... take care-- always~ Linda

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 5:02:00 AM
    Hi Gerald, congratulations on your win. Quite epic and beautifully wrintten!

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Hi Gerald! :) Congratulations on your win in Anthony's contest. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Gerald deeply sad. Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:53:00 AM
    sad, and deep.......enjoyed............ LOVE* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 7:37:00 AM
    This is talent hailing from Africa's beloved triangle. Who says we have nothing to offer has not dug deep enough. I love the diction bro. Made for an enjoyable read. Bravo!!