VOLCANO

Jesus Betancourt 1955 (New York)



Dark gray smoke replaced clouds in the sky
Ash flakes came down just like charcoal snow
I felt like in any moment I might die
In just how long, I didn't know

I was just outside of Java
I'm sure I must be dreaming
In my nightmare I saw the glow of lava
Felt the scorching heat from it steaming

Earthquake started jerking
Knocking me to the ground
Rubbing my ash covered eyes, I was awakening
From a deep sleep, thankfully safe and sound

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Currently occurring, always possible

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Written on October 07, 2021

Submitted by jb809499 on December 07, 2021

Modified on May 01, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CDCD DEDE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 438
Words 86
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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