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I am but a name engraved upon this cold mossy stone,
a hundred years have passed, a hundred years-
                           and the world has fallen.

The forests have been replaced with buildings shimmering,
waterways are brown and green with pollution-
and people do not drive cars, cars drive them;
even some have fled for Mars,
                           and the world has fallen.

Volcanoes have buried cities and rivers have taken the land,
mighty storms have swept away homes and towns-
sink holes, mud slides, quakes have swallowed the Earth;
                          and the world has fallen.

But, I am but a name engraved for a hundred years my dear,
the bones of a girl who lived with beauty-
                         and the world has fallen.

No footsteps fall upon my grave, not even a squirrel,
no pretty birds sing me a song from above-
and what is left of nature has claimed me as her own;
with twining vines and thick roots,
                         and the world has fallen.

I am but a name engraved upon this cold mossy stone,
a hundred years have passed, a hundred years-
                         and the world has fallen.

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May 19, 2018


Poetry/Personification/and the world has changed
Copyright Protected, ID 18-1023-435-01
All Rights Reserved.  Written under Pseudonym.


Written for the contest, In 100 Years
sponsor, Brian Davey

Fifth Place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/15/2018 10:02:00 AM
A lovely take on the challenge. A beautiful read, BW. Congrats on your well deserved top win.
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Date: 6/14/2018 4:39:00 PM
such a melancholy poem my friend. many congrats on your win Constance:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/13/2018 8:00:00 PM
Thank you for entering my contest and congrats on your placement! Your write I could envision completely in my mind and feel all the loneliness and sorrow that it portrayed. I enjoyed reading this one over and over again!
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Date: 5/20/2018 8:18:00 AM
Superbly descriptive and sadly realistic-- excellent, Constance! Janice
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Date: 5/19/2018 4:50:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this 100 year out forecast..most of what you predict will likely come true. Great read on the future, BW.
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Date: 5/19/2018 2:56:00 PM
What a fantastic poem for the contest theme. Very creative and alluring. This one makes me ponder what exactly might be waiting when I no longer can.
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