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smaller than a single letter

to think our lives
barely even haunt a speck of dust
on the bookshelf of the universe
we measure no longer than a syllable,
or even as letters strung together
in the shortest of verses,
our years not even taking
a nanosecond to read
barely even a hint or significant dent
in the crown of existence’s mind
in the future will something ever
take a look at the tiny little book
we wrote of ourselves, or will we
remain unread, long dead on
some deity’s bookshelves
for what is left of time?

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written by Tiny Fawns for daily prompt: jiffy

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ahhh your writing is just so gorgeous – those first three lines! šŸ˜

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    August 15, 2017
    • Yes, it’s really weird when you start to think just how super-duper tiny you are in the grand scheme of things.

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      August 15, 2017
  2. Wow!! Deep, yet full of sadness.

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    August 15, 2017
  3. Also, I liked this poem very much. I’m impressed by how you steer the daily WordPress prompt into poetry, and I would like to do similar.

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    August 31, 2017
    • I took on the challenge of doing the daily prompts so that I could hopefully stretch and expand from the themes I usually write about. So far it’s been a great experience. I wish you luck in your writing adventures. šŸ™‚

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      August 31, 2017
      • You are very kind, thank you, to leave a comment saying what it does for me. I agree with you about the pure value of the daily prompts. Writing is a good thing, I think, regardless… but interacting with the WordPress community is a good experience.

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        August 31, 2017

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