Before the Light



When we lived in the
dark, dark land

We knew not
how to understand

When we lived in the
dark, dark land

We were strange
like the dark, dark sands

Whole, whole worlds
were another plan(et)

Far, far away from
where we stand it

We sat down when
the Sun went down

We got up
with the people 'round

We built huts like
we all knew how

We grew crops
when the Sun was well

We hid inside when
the white stuff fell...

And drank our water
from the dark well

About this poem

before the light (or understanding), what we don't yet know can be like an other world, we may one day find

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Submitted by Soul_00 on May 15, 2024

Modified by Soul_00 on May 15, 2024

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Scheme AB xb AB xx xx xx cx xx xx xd cd xd
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 460
Words 107
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

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