Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Z is for Zero Hour

As today is the last of the A to Z challenge, and also the final day of poetry month, I wrote a poem about an ending. But this isn't "The End". Expect me back here blogging about once a week. It won't be all poetry all the time. I'll expand back to include other topics such as fantasy, books, and life. I hope you've enjoyed this month's journey. I'll do a recap next week.


Five doomed us—
A council of greed
turned to the dark arts
in their attempts to cheat death,
but only gods can grant immortality.

Foresight could have saved us…
the oracle's visions
blinded by gold,
she bought a ship
and left us to our fates.

Thrice the waves came,
each more deadly than the last…
slammed through walls,
flooded streets,
pushed us to the heart of our island.

Too little, too late,
a sacrifice was chosen
to appease the scorned gods:
I was merely a child
thrown into volcano's maw

One last desperate prayer,
I cried out in terror
as I fell to certain doom:
this wasn't my fault,
wasn't my fate!

Zero hour had come…
Hades embraced me,
blessed my sacrifice;
I arose a phoenix,
reborn as Atlantis crumbled.
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  1. YAY - we did it! Congratulations on successfully completing this challenge. New follower here. "I'm stopping by from the "A to Z", and I look forward to visiting again.


  2. Hi Sylvia. Thanks for stopping by. Yay for completing the challenge!

  3. Congratulations on completing the challenge! I like your poem!