Treasure Island

Ryan Brodesser

(9/16/1994 / California)

Ancestry Of Darkness


Science class.


1. In lost shadows, Beneath crust of forest, city or park

2. In lands of silent gloom, of lands we hardly hark

3. So odd, this place, in silent darkness where sunlight never shines

4. beneath mountain rock and earth, and green pines.

5. Blind is the majority here

6. Nor can some touch or hear

7. They come in all sizes and designs

8. Where, light fades, in dark, abandoned mines.

9. Silent streams, whom never see the sun.

10. A primordial place, where life may have begun

11. Lights in the solid earth sky, like candles bright

12. Deadly are they, to insects attracted to the light.

13. Silent long legged creatures who fish in the eternal night.

14. Fish swim in icy cold ponds, blind to light and life.

15. live or die, kill or be killed, in the eternal strife.

16. Is evolution lost in this place? A spell?

17. A place without time or a clock to tell.

18. Is the truth hidden, in pools deeper then the deepest well?

19. We know so little, about this place.

20. Yet, before it is lost, we race.

21. For, although we visit this fascinating place, we pollute.

22. And as we gather information and refute

23. These lost places are slowly destroyed, and we steal

24. To decorate our homes, but when we do so, we take from the creatures, a possible meal.

25. A cave, is the name of this place

26. And it seems to be the few places with true beauty and grace

27. For outside it may dull, for that is the look of a cave

28. Take a look inside, it will help you find why it is worth time and effort to save.

Submitted: Saturday, March 01, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 06, 2014

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An old project I did for science class about caves. Caves are cool, I want to go spelunking someday. Please enjoy and as always, R and R!

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