The City Beneath

The City Beneath

A Poem by Ezekiel Silver

Year poem was written: 2014


      Deep within the earth's mighty bones,

            there lies a cavern of infinite size.

      In this cavern is an industrious marvel,

            one brought out of a remarkable triumph.

      Massive pillars of columned palaces spiral below,

            forged out of pale grey granite.

      Each connected by a series of narrow bridges,

            making a web of pedestrian highways.

      Huge cauldrons of fire eternally burn,

           lighting both the day and night.

      But fail to ever show the feet of the metropolis,

           always cloaked by the pitch black.

      This is the first wonder of a hidden world,

          the city beneath.

© 2014 Ezekiel Silver

Author's Note

Ezekiel Silver
Got the idea off of the concept of an alien race with a mirrored underground city directly below theirs on the surface that they live in during the winter.

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I love it. So much imagery here. Left to think about the complexity of life and sustainability of the past and our future.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Ezekiel Silver

8 Years Ago

Thank you!

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Added on September 15, 2014
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Ezekiel Silver
Ezekiel Silver

Nampa , ID

I'm just a lonely young man who's recently graduated high school hoping to make a difference in people's lives with my work. Also, Ezekiel Silver is not my real name but one of two pen names I made. more..