Short Poems, Long Poems & Limericks

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The End of the World

The end of the World

Is a very long way

From anywhere you may be

Directly North

Of the southernmost point

In the middlemost part of the sea


If you should sail

To the sign at the end

Where space and sea collide

Beware the black hole

That will swallow you whole

Before it carries you out with the tide


Time stands still

Like a statue of moments

In the place where the world runs out

Just the sea and the sky

A rock and a sign

And a silence that hangs all about


A man sits there

With the wind in his hair

Greeting any traveller that sails to the end

With a glint in his eye

And a candle by his side

He says “good luck my friend”


“I was here first

But I've never been over

Though I'm as old as the sand

I'd rather just watch

Curiosity get the better

Of those who don't understand”


Because he knows

The end isn't really

What it pretends to be

And that it's just the beginning

Of a new kind of world

Where a person can really be free.


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