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Forget us not

By JBazPublished 25 days ago 2 min read
Runner-up in Poemosaurus Rex Challenge

We were alive at one time

We lived and breathed

We loved and wondered

And yes we dreamed

We felt our hearts beat to the rhythm of the wind

We felt the cool rains dance upon our flesh

We welcomed the burning sun that gave us life

And the cold winters snows that nestled the plants while they slumbered

We adapted

We survived

We rejoiced with the glow of morning light

And we both welcomed and feared the hollow black night

We would gaze upon the multitude of twinkling lights in the dark skies

We watched as they drifted across the dark ocean above

We wondered why they called to our souls

And like the celestial beings above, we thought we would be here forever

We were more than predator and prey

We roamed the ancient lands like Gods

We were rulers of a new world

And we never knew what we had until it vanished

Who were we?

What happened to all our brethren?

Where are we now?

When we realized our time was finite, did we wonder,

Why did we vanish when the world was once ours?

We are more than a child’s toy, a plastic shape of wonder

We are more than illustrations created by imaginative minds

We were not mindless creatures stumbling around

And in the grand scheme of the universe, our lives were ephemeral

We were less then a blip, a mere blink in time

We returned to the earth that nurtured us

We wonder, will your bones one day be discovered?

And will they speculate on who you really were

We are the same

We rejoiced with the birth of our young

We wept if they perished

It was a hard life

It was challenging

It was wonderful

We are now gone

Our foot falls will never tremor the earth

Our presence dissipated with time

Our cries will no longer echo across the plains

We shall only inhabit the minds of imaginations

Let us live once more in lore

Let us never be forgotten

Let our existence mean something

We loved and wondered

We lived and breathed

We were alive at one time

Thank you,



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About the Creator


I have enjoyed writing for most of my life, never professionally.

I wish to now share my stories with others, lets see where it goes.

Born and raised on the Canadian Prairies, I currently reside on the West Coast. I call both places home.

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Comments (47)

  • L.C. Schäfer5 days ago

    Wonderful, well done on placing!

  • Wooohooooo Congratulations on your win! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Denelsia Walker7 days ago

    I L💖VE the picture too! 😍

  • Denelsia Walker7 days ago

    Amazing storytelling. 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿🥳

  • Kenny Penn7 days ago

    Congrats, JBaz! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to read this wonderful poem again

  • Lamar Wiggins7 days ago

    Back for the best of reasons. Congrats on a fine placement my friend! 🤩

  • Congratulations

  • Cathy holmes7 days ago

    Congrats, my friend! Well deserved..

  • D.K. Shepard7 days ago

    Congrats on Runner-up, JBaz!!

  • Dana Crandell8 days ago

    Congratulations on the placement, Jason! Great job!

  • Nice work! 😀

  • John Cox17 days ago

    Absolutely loved your poem, JBaz! Filled to the brim with life and wonder. Beautiful and dripping with longing. A reminder of the fragility of existence, including our own.

  • Fantastic writing.

  • An interesting dinosaur perspective… I liked: ‘And in the grand scheme of the universe, our lives were ephemeral We were less then a blip, a mere blink in time We returned to the earth that nurtured us We wonder, will your bones one day be discovered? And will they speculate on who you really were”

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  • shanmuga priya22 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉.

  • This piece feels so mystical, magical and nostalgic. Very well written with much curiosity in the heart of your message

  • Raihana H.23 days ago

    Beautiful piece! Thought provoking. We too shall all perish one day....it is like a reminder in our busy life- to cherish our lives while we got it :)

  • Shirley Belk23 days ago

    Maybe they haven't disappeared...maybe they just transformed into the petroleum we use today???

  • Heather Hubler23 days ago

    So thought-provoking and kind of dreamy at the same time. I could feel the immensity of time and place as your words unfolded. Well done, my friend :)

  • Great take on the challenge , excellent words

  • Ameer Bibi23 days ago

    A thought provoking poem, many congratulations 🎊

  • Wel-wrought and lovely sentiment! This could just as well apply to us when the Liliputtians take over!

  • Congratulations on your top story.

  • Heather Zieffle 23 days ago

    Such a great read, I really enjoyed it! Congratulations on Top Story!

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