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Dawn Breaks the Waste

Drink the Sky

By C. Rommial ButlerPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - December 2023
Vincent Van Gogh

Dawn Breaks the Waste

Take the time to drink the sky

Where the erratic flights of starlings

Reinforce unseen by-paths

Under a wall of gray cloud

As the first light of dawn

Pushes up from beneath--

Atlas shoulders the world.

His stern gaze disperses the clouds

To leave a kaleidoscopic sky

Painted over the azure depths.

Slowly the canvas eats the paint

Until all that remains

Is a heart untainted, pure--

Illuminated but obscure.

The air magnetic;

The fire dynamic.

Dawn breaks the waste.

***** * *****

Part of You

The particles

(part of you)

The fire

Failed to consume...

The smoke.

The heavy air.





The fire gutters low

As the smoke disperses

Amid random curses

Eternity doth bestow.


No one will ever know.


No one will ever know


No one will ever know.

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About the Creator

C. Rommial Butler

C. Rommial Butler is a writer, musician and philosopher from Indianapolis, IN. His works can be found online through multiple streaming services and booksellers.

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  1. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

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  • Test3 months ago

    Outstanding! Keep striving for greatness

  • Denise E Lindquist4 months ago

    Congratulations on your top story!🎉🎉🎉

  • Yayyyyy I'm back to say congratulations on your Top Story!

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Thus is lovely. Congrats on the TS.

  • Jay Kantor4 months ago

    ~Just Bitchin' CR ~ JB

  • Rachel Deeming4 months ago

    I don't know who gave you a "Nice Work" insight but I've upped it to "Outstanding" as that is how I view it. Wonderful - pastoral, emotional, and sad too. That takes some doing.

  • Avila Osinta 4 months ago

    "The air magnetic; The fire dynamic." Love this line❤️❤️❤️

  • Kristen Balyeat4 months ago

    Yes, so glad to see this as a top story! So well deserved! ✨💫

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Oh wowser. This was stunning. Absolutely stunning and I cannot pick out favourite bites because everything is a favourite bit. Congrats on this getting the deserved Top Story!

  • Some enlightening lines, loved this

  • "The air magnetic, the fire dynamic" "As the smoke disperses, amid random curses" These were my favourite line! Your poem was so deep and intense! I absolutely loved it!

  • Kristen Balyeat4 months ago

    Absolutely gorgeous and magical! Many lines in here literally took my breath. Beautiful piece!

  • Mother Combs4 months ago


  • Grz Colm4 months ago

    Brilliant! ☺️👏

  • Rene Peters4 months ago

    This was beautiful! Love it!

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