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She has suns for eyes,
and oceans for tears,
a blade of grass for each hair,
and wisdom beyond her years.

Rage like an earthquake,
sorrow as deep as the sea,
madness funneled like a hurricane,
joy blooming so vividly, kings fall to their knee.

Her skin is a motley,
with hues so dark and bright,
she sleeps during the day,
and lays awake at night.

She has the universe for a heart,
and the cosmos burn in her soul,
however, humanity's blindness,
is at last taking its toll.
I just took my LA honors semester final and bombed the hell out of it because the teacher never gave our class the extensive study guides she did the others, so...

Here's the poem I had to write for the last bit of the final. Basically, the test was over a shit ton of stuff, the last sections being Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson. We had to write a poem that emulated the styles of one of those three poets.

I tried doing Poe with the internal rhyme, but I obviously failed. I can't be all sophisticated with my poems. Bleh.

Anyway. A tribute to the earth. It's bad. But hey, I only had ten minutes to do it. So I'm not complaining.

Also, "Mother Earth" by Within Temptation is an amazing song.
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CordeliaMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
This is beautiful! ^^ I really like the comparisons
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Jmylimerence Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Urgh, I enjoyed this so much. It greatly describes. 
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itsbumblebee Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing
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LupiniunStar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
This is a great poem about Mother Earth! I really like all the metaphors you put in the first paragraph, and then all the similes later on! You're so good at poems to do this in ten minutes.
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BlacK-Kat9 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh Mother Earth and her similies~ <3
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, yep!
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CardinalDesertFox Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the imagery of Mother Earth here. It's evocative and colorful. This poem really brings to mind all the images you mention, and I love that. It's more of a visual experience than it is a poem, really. I really liked it!
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhhh, thank you so much.
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CardinalDesertFox Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course! You're welcome! ^^
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findmyface Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dude one of your best I love the second, and last few lines, really good.
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