The End/The Beginning

This poem was written while I was taking a class called Earth Science. It was originally called “Supernova,” but I thought “The End/The Beginning” sounded more optimistic. I enjoy writing poems with interesting rhyme schemes, like this one A/A/B/A that also has the B rhyme in the middle of the last line.


When ages have marked the lands,

When Africa’s desert sands

Are sea, when from molten gorge

Volcanoes forge new islands,


When mountains form in the wake

Of joined continents, when quake

And wave claim monuments built

By Man for silt and flake,


Then will the sun’s final flare

Erupt into flaming air

And fling earth’s cremains through space:

No last resting place is there.


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