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Ancient Prayer

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Ancient Prayer

I place my message in a bottle
Will you even be able to read these words?
This planet we destroyed is left for your use
try to rebuild it
it was once a beautiful place
A gift we did not deserve
We used to love her so
and then we neglected her calls
she warned us of our impending doom
still we thought we had time
when she struck us we did not understand
why did we not heed her groans?
Now we are but a memory
a sad footnote in time
Only you are left to read these pathetic words
it is best that we are completly forgotten
This shell that remains is our legacy
what will you do?
Is there anything left to rebuild?
I offer my ancient prayer
this is all I have left to give.

Message in a Bottle Poetry Contest.
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  1. Date: 10/19/2013 11:35:00 PM

    I CUD NOT FIND" WISDOM TREE" BUT THE SPIRIT LEAD ME TO READ/Ancient Prayer WHICH I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED. THE TWIST WAS GREAT. AS YOUR LETTER BEING THE PRAYER. BRAVO FOR THIS POEM.

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 1:24:00 PM

    Now I'm not so sure we're going to make it thought the day? Enjoyed reading your poem. Warm thoughts, Ralph

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/21/2012 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ralph, nice to see a new face coming to visit me. Have a great day, I think we'll be okay at least for today LOL.
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 1:23:00 PM

    Richard, this is so moving. I love your topic a great deal. Best wishes for you in the contest. Hugs and luv, Gail

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/21/2012 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Gail, thanks I will take all the luck I can get.
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 11:16:00 AM

    What a great write Richard, and the best of luck in the contest. Rollo

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/21/2012 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Rollo my man, thanks for your always encouraging comments.