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Keyhole to a Vanished World

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Keyhole to a Vanished World

Civilizations come 
    and go 
on our small orb
  Empires "return back to sand"
      Trapped in the 
cage of time 
   We can only 
surmise what happened 
   to the generations 
before we appeared on the scene
      There are those among us 
 whose life's work 
    is to find the keyhole 
to the vanished worlds 
   Researchers find 
traces of what once 
      in the earth 
   We are hanging 
a Damoclean sword 
     but perhaps by 
learning about how 
 our ancestors coped we can save 
ourselves from the 
      vagaries of fate 
  Throughout the long ages 
Bards have created 
   pictures of love 
and honor 
  So, bards of America 
Lift up your pens!
So that future generations will know how we 
   really felt about our blue world


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  1. Date: 9/4/2013 9:45:00 AM
    BRAVO! Absolutely loved it!

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 3:54:00 PM
    I will no doubt be reading many fine pieces created due to such a well intentioned request Matthew ; how are you getting on in the lower east side these days..?

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 2:12:00 PM
    Love it, matthew....just this life journey is so amazing, its hard to grasp sometimes what all the differences & changes of human beings, the advancements but I like that stanza line... But perhaps by learning, about how our ancestors coped, we can save ourselves from the vagaries of, fate..very wise words!! Thankyou4sharing:0) ~<3~cherie

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:57:00 PM
    clever write, my friend, with a powerful message

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 9:16:00 PM
    I really like this. And I like the idea it presents. Very nicely penned. :)