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Tower
larrylark

Engine stalled,giant craft slowed,
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gliding on slim wings of shaved feathery gauze.
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Airborne gondola,aerosol sprayed, deep purple
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gleaming aubergine, mast absent, falling through
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a serpent causeway, leaning past the soaring strobe
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lit tower, clothed in misty vaporous robes.
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Creaking glass vibrated
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within tapering tungsten frames.
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Sculptured orbs, fantastically named
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frosted creatures crashed down through
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curdling clouds. Chaffed portals dissolved,
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portraying in ghostly air, stern eyed gods,
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mythical birds,dodo's, tigers, giraffes,
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hurling thermal winds through huge gaps
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where opaque panes tumble to earth,
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raking great buildings of the city below.
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Endangered by its immense form,citizens hoarded
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on desolate land beyond the outer walls. Planning
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commenced on a dense,stronger, taller structure,
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able to resist all severe fluctuations of weather.
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The craft was tethered, teams of architects, engineers,
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scaffolders without peer poured out. Someone
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produced a spade. The foundation stone was laid.
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People were in no doubt, great work was now proceeding.
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"Look out!" someone shouted. Too late. A jag of glass
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neatly cleaved the mayor into two symmetrical pieces.
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Thousands surged urgently forward,
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demanding to take his place.,
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28 Aug 05

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Very enjoyable, even considering the amount of run on description.
 — unknown

I guess i did go a bit overboard,thats me when i find the thesaurus buried beneath the family treasure.Thanks for the comment.
 — larrylark

kudos.

damn you are
one
helluva weaver, larrylark...
 — chuckles

Dear Chuckles

My grandad used to spin cotton in the mills .To be honest chuckles i am embarressed by the over weaning pomp and verbosity of this poem. You know how it is when your clueless to edit, you just have to let it stand. I feel sorry for the mayor who despite his lofty ambition had good in his heart for who is not in thrall to a huge structure, wherever it may stand.

Larry  
 — larrylark

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