Towers of Babel

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How quickly time covers

structures once thought permanent

lost and forgotten

leaving them now crumbling

as nature swallows them up

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Time and nature

having been here before us

will win in the end

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As we foolishly

think our towers of babel

will be our answer

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Nothing Lasts Forever

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Being a celebrity is like building a house on the beach

Knowing that, like life, it will not last…

Enjoying fame and fortune // living on the edge of disaster

Each sunrise more beautiful than then last…

Putting pilings into the sand thinking they will stand

Against the wind // the rain //and raging hurricanes.

But // everything gets old // foundations crumble

In time all will be buried in the sand dunes

Along with the misfortune of shipwrecks…

Skeletons of past glory that sometimes wash to the surface

Revealing what we all knew all along

Nothing lasts for ever

 

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Photo of Shipwreck at Nags Head, NC: Dwight L. Roth