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What will Happen in the End

by butterflyzrfree

At the very bottom
of the deep part
of the pacific
where, fortunately,
no man has gone.
Or ever can.

They made a robot
It can't see color
the camera takes shots.
strange exotic creatures
many creatures, all blind.
Blind, they walk about the sea.
long legs, huge gills
no lungs to speak of,

Vestiges of eyes and ear holes
They hear by vibration.
Like any deaf creature.
Bethoven an example..
Bats another.
Maybe they have bat sonar.

We haven't killed many yet.

Hills down there big as mountains.
Is that were the earthquakes come from?
Volcanoes, what happens
to the millions of tiny creatures
and large, some huge,
some ugly looking, to us.
giant centipedes
like those old B movies
of the dinosaurs.

These are dinosaurs!
No need to evolve.

This is where the separation of
the tectonic plates occurred.
These guys probably just slid right in.
Have been here ever since.
very comfortable
for dinosaurs.

So beautiful really
this lovely, unknown, world
Harmony, peace, un-
disturbed ecosystem.
People want to see, learn.

People
in US and Europe and Russia
who do breathe air,
mind you,
are working
very hard,
right now,
to develop

new rigs for the oil.





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Re: What will Happen in the End (Score: 1 )
by thewholesoul on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 (14:28:56)
what a fascinating piece gail. thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. it was like an undersea exploration! such a strange place it is down there. then to finish on a note of greedy materialism in contrast to the wonder the previous stanzas evoked, very nice indeed. best wishes

conor

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    Re: What will Happen in the End (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 (15:05:16)
    Conor: A compliment from you is a compliment indeed, so thank you very much. Someone was telling me a long story, fascinating, about this stuff and it fascinated me. I had to cut this down, actually. We should not mess where we were not supposed to be in the first place, eh? Obvious results....Take care and thanks! Gail

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Re: What will Happen in the End (Score: 1 )
by omegapaf on Thursday, July 15, 2010 (01:24:28)
" a deep breath before the plunge " lord of the rings.
the very bottom can be dark and scary. but i've always loved strange exotic creatures.....i still do.
- serving oil during earthquakes in strange restaurants on tectonic plates - paul.

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    Re: What will Happen in the End (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Friday, July 16, 2010 (14:06:17)
    I didn't see this!!!!! Sorry, and thank you for the silly and kind compliment!!!! Gaily

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      Re: What will Happen in the End (Score: 1 )
      by butterflyzrfree on Monday, July 19, 2010 (07:31:38)
      OH!!!! Just re-read! Well YOU are a strange exotic creature yourself! And don't drop those plates; this seafood joint will lose money!!!!!!

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Re: What will Happen in the End (Score: 1 )
by Ozymandias on Thursday, July 15, 2010 (05:58:45)
Well done Gail! Thoughtful and well managed throughout. The end is quite chilling (although you need "breathe" in place of "breath" Smile)

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    Re: What will Happen in the End (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Friday, July 16, 2010 (14:07:58)
    Thanks, Rory! I do feel that this poem is too loose and wandering, but I appreciate it, and will of course correct the spelling. Take care of yourself, talk to you soon! Gail

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Re: What will Happen in the End (Score: 1 )
by electrictiger on Saturday, July 17, 2010 (06:40:28)
fascinating and disturbing.

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    Re: What will Happen in the End (Score: 1 )
    by electrictiger on Saturday, July 17, 2010 (06:41:03)
    And doubled....mea culpa....

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      Re: What will Happen in the End (Score: 1 )
      by butterflyzrfree on Sunday, July 18, 2010 (06:50:28)
      Thank you, Electric Tiger!

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