Ancient

Ancient

A Poem by LunarSong

I am still a kid, only seventeen,
Yet I've beheld many an ancient scene.
In Salt Lake I once saw the Dead Sea scrolls,
Written by scribes and stashed away in holes.
Saved through the years from the raging weather,
Left torn and delicate as a feather.
I've played music penned centuries ago,
'Fore we lost "forte" after piano.
I have read the words of authors long dead
Words written with purpose, meant to be read.
I've used the formulas and principles
Drawn from simple things, like falling apples
But created by the past's greatest minds
Who could see the laws the universe binds.
I walk on ground that's billions of years old
That has seen all of history unfold.
My very being is made of dust and stars-
My soul is older than the dinosaurs.
And I'm still young, only seventeen
There's still so much I haven't yet seen!

© 2015 LunarSong


Author's Note

LunarSong
This is a poem I wrote for a contest, and now I have the opportunity to have it published! I'm so excited, and just wanted to share it.

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This was a good piece. It's easy to forget sometimes that the world around us is far older than we can imagine. History is literally right before us. Nice.

Posted 2 Years Ago


LunarSong

2 Years Ago

Thank you. :)
A very good poem with memorable lines. Keep it up...:).................

Posted 2 Years Ago


LunarSong

2 Years Ago

Thank you. :)
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

You are welcome....:).........................
My favorite is, "'Fore we lost "forte" after piano," too. You published it here, right? It was well done. It's a written snapshot of you at seventeen.

Posted 2 Years Ago


LunarSong

2 Years Ago

Yeah, it was published in a national student poetry book. Thanks, I like that line too.
I love this, especially the line, "I've played music penned centuries ago, 'Fore we lost "forte" after piano." This poem made me think twice about my experiences and what's to come. You're very talented!

Posted 3 Years Ago


LunarSong

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm glad that this made you about life a little differently. :P
Fantastic poem! The message is great, and it really clearly shows that we know and have experienced so much already, but that is nothing compared to what is in store for the future. Thanks for the great poem!

Posted 3 Years Ago


LunarSong

3 Years Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read it. :)
This is an awesome poem! I loved the idea and how it was presented. Great job! :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


LunarSong

4 Years Ago

Thank you, I'm glad that you liked it. :)
reads choppy...maybe work on the format? tighten up the lines? and drop the rhymes....write poetry, not greeting card verse

Posted 4 Years Ago


LunarSong

4 Years Ago

Thank you for the advice.
Wow! I loved it from the first line! Really, I did! The title goes so well with the theme and meaning of the poem! What I particulary liked was how you started and ended with stressing the fact that the person in the poem is 17 and still has a long way to go. Basically, I get from this is that there is so much about the past to learn, that we never grow old from it because we are always learning about it. Keep up the great work!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Sebastian Falzarano

4 Years Ago

It went perfectly with he whole theme often poem. Great job!
LunarSong

4 Years Ago

Thanks you.
Sebastian Falzarano

4 Years Ago

Your welcome.
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Nice poem,good on you getting published,well done

Posted 4 Years Ago


LunarSong

4 Years Ago

Thank you. :)
Omg LunarSong! I remember you showing this to me when it wasn't all the way finished, but this is astoundingly good! Better than I remember. I just love this poem. My friends are so much more talented than me! At least I'm funny though.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Starscraper

4 Years Ago

You really think that I could makes friends with anyone?? I'm seriously flattered! Haha I guess be.. read more
LunarSong

4 Years Ago

You should be flattered, that's what I was aiming for.
Starscraper

4 Years Ago

Oh! ☺️ Well I am!!

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