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The Jungle Myth -- Two Form Style

A green river snakes its way across a jungle  Alive with sounds from the Earth's orchestra  Of watchful jaguars and dainty Yucatan squirrels Enjoying a tête-à-tête between leafy branches A green jay breaks the harmony with a series of "shek, shek, shek" notes calling out to the ancient Maya history Right beyond the trees’ canopies  I see a Mayan temple That held its ground defying time  That stood against an invisible eraser Slowly drifting down the river of myths on a boat Listening to the devilish howls of black howlers Sharing stories of a thousand warriors with haunted quotes Mayan royals once stood above the temple As warriors below raised their atlatl with war cries I can feel the quiet jungle attentively listens to the drums  Of ethos rising in the war-inflicted zone From blood rituals to dominating power Merciless spearheads of volcanic glass killing royal bloodlines The winds of change transformed all into bloodthirsty fighters What was once a beautiful civilization that outshines Now disappears into the beautiful carvings of its designs A Collaborated Poem with Teddy Kimathi Copyright © 2016 June 9th Written in two-form style, unrhymed quatrain and terza rima.

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Date: 6/10/2016 2:50:00 AM
Brilliant!! I really enjoyed reading our work, Angeline!! Thanks for working with me!! ;-)
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Angeline Haikutwinkle
Date: 6/12/2016 5:11:00 AM
Thanks for your kind words. It was wonderful learning about the Maya warriors and history. I always learn something new about the topic we write on.