How Old Am I?
by Brian S. Lingard
I was old when the universe
Exploded from a small white dot
I was old when the Sun and Earth
Coalesced out of dust
I was old when the pyramids
Were new and gleaming white
I was old when the Romans
Built their roads and aqueducts
I was old when Charlemagne
Took over the English throne
I was old when the Columbus
Sailed into the stark new world
I was old when the new world's
Brothers fought their brothers
I was old when hellfire split
The atom over Japanese skies
I was old when the men and women
Left the good mother Earth behind
I was old when the universe collapsed
Upon itself, starting the cycle anew
© 2011 Brian S. Lingard
Brian S. Lingard writes poetry and stories when he can, and has been previously published in Dark Animus, Dark Legacy, and Aphelion.
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