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Angel Of Carbon

Beyond contours of 'first-glance' familiarity,
Lies the bolder blue-veined seeds of rarity;
The permanent cascading of a fiercer light,
Of the soul's forced-entry on atom's might.

In a 'Taurean' storm descending I've come,
Hammered on anvils of iron my potent clay;
Heated to froth, frozen stones under a sun,
Animated many forms in never-ending way.

Severed in end the ample 'shells' I've cast,
Discarded them all, ghostly husk n' corpse;
Favored long on river of 'chloro-green' sap,
Bleeding roots into Gaia's web of ley-cross.

Shared patient fate of all things fixed or not,
Partial I've become to a wild animate world;
Then ensconced a pillar of light in body-rot,
With tooth n' nail felt an ape's grip uncurled.

But alighted in latter days upon my human,
Caught repeat on cycling carousel of glow;
In a paradigm of finer-fit, found my acumen,
How long my sojourn-mystery I do not know.

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Submitted on July 01, 2016

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 881
Words 150
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Tracy Bollinger

Always liked to write and have written poems periodically over the years. I've never shared them withanyone except for immediate family. Decided to take the plunge and put some out 'there'. But bearwith me, I don't really know what I'm doing. This is therapy of sorts and I hope to let go of the need to rhyme. It's a mental condition. I recently found out my grandmother used to rhyme all herletters to anyone. Go figure. I hope you all enjoy my ranting! I do like what I've seen other's post. more…

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