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APED: "potemkin"

May 6th, 2009 (11:52 pm)

Abandoned village, left forgotten,
by Potemkin, who had built
a host of clumsy, misbegotten
shells of buildings, edged in gilt,
where the Empress was to pass
as the Dnieper rolled along,
with pasteboard walls, the thinnest glass,
for the admiration of her throng,
and then passed by, and left it sitting,
waiting but to fall to dust,
a strange fate in a way befitting:
the best lies are the ones we trust.

Comments

Posted by: Cheyan (cheyinka)
Posted at: May 7th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
iMetroid

Oo, I like.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 13th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)

Thank you!

Posted by: vito excalibur (vito_excalibur)
Posted at: May 7th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)

I kind of like this one.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 13th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)

It needs a little tweaking, I think, but I do like that last line.

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