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Waiting for the world to end

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Waiting for the world to end

If you look backwards in time
you might see us

It was August
too many summers ago to recall
long after midnight
my brother and I
slipping through the valley of sleep
crawling out the window
onto the roof of the old sun-porch
drinking in excitement of the fresh night air
sprawled on a coarse gravel bed
searching the starry night
and watching for the first time
as the sky fell apart

then waiting for the world to end

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  1. Date: 8/24/2012 11:49:00 AM
    this is good....nice tale of chicken licken philosophy....accurate portrayal of childrens minds...your low placing in the contest is grossly incorrect.....you should be at least a dozen places higher up the list.....best wishes Syd

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 2:47:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work with this very unique work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 6:18:00 PM
    First thing I thought was the movie War of the Worlds...BIG HUGS & Congrad's on this winning write. Light & love

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 11:34:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your win Carrie xx

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 5:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Tirzah's "Shooting Stars" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 3:48:00 AM
    Lovely childhood narrative Carrie. Congrats on a great win in this contest!

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 3:40:00 AM
    Carrie big congrats on your win...David

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 11:56:00 PM
    Nice and Lovely Narrative,Carrie...Great work..Congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 2:11:00 PM
    Beautiful image of your first shooting stars! Congrats on your 14th place finish in my contest!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 7:29:00 AM
    Dear Carrie - Another scene of sentiment so sweet it brings a tear to my eye. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 6:33:00 PM
    AWESOME way to look at the end of day . I would have enjoyed having a brother to do this with. I had all sisters and we just giggled all night in our beds! My grandkids got to see the barn swallows last night when they came over. they enjoyed it. I saw your tear poem did not make it into the winner list either. I do not understand that. Your entry was magnificent.

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 7:51:00 AM
    charming and so reminiscent of the innocence of childhood! great poem!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 1:10:00 AM
    Carrie, you paint a nice picture here of your youth, hope the world doesn't end before I go to a garden party...David

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 7:31:00 PM
    Only the second poem of yours that I've read and both are excellent! You've become a member in my favorite free verse writers club. I only have 5 writers of this genre in my select group: they're all women, and one is on this site. Her name is Raskin Bobbins, and you two brighten up this site immensely! I don't comment often, but when I do it's well deserved.