The Beautiful Death

The Beautiful Death

A Poem by Commissioner Martinez


As the sun retracted behind the darkened horizon, the dimming light enveloped each fine grain of sand on the empty beach and rebounded more brightly off every minuscule ripple of water the vast ocean provided for the living.
In an instant of sheer magnificence, each single ray of light, rebounding in the opposite direction of reflective surfaces and substances, congregated together and procured a heavenly sunset to which the very few on the beach stood in awe.
In this moment of wonder, the thought became apparent that the sun was not retreating in such a way as to leave the opposite of admiration, but the dying light left in a manner as to signal its beautiful death.

© 2015 Commissioner Martinez

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Really liked this poem! Great way you split each stanza. Especially enjoyed the last line, really tied together the entire thought. Great job!

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Added on January 23, 2015
Last Updated on January 23, 2015
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