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Old skate park

Prompt: Delta

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At Peace


My sister thought that she should try to write a poem out of thin air for fun, and I wrote it down as she did. Once she finished she said, “April, writing is kind of easy.” I can’t argue with that since the poem she wrote is actually quite good. We then talked about how in GCSE English Lit, we had to analyse poems and the meanings of the words and phrases used in the poems, when in reality you can write a seemingly meaningful poem without it actually having any significant meaning. Clever, isn’t it?

And so, here is her finished poem ‘At Peace’:

At peace
with the hourglass,
I sit
I watch
timeless it seems.
Alas,
within each grain
lies an untold tale,
yet the tranquility
empowers the soul.
Like a flame
snapped away
by a wisp,
time is less.
You sit,
you watch.
Humble is the touch
as you embrace
each moment
the hourglass
presents,
as the grains
of eternity
unfold.

Imagine you were a GCSE English Lit student, how would you analyse this poem?