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They carried her around the world, in the end,

A glittering skull that when it held life,

Had barely travelled a dozen miles

From home and family

And even in rest had lain

Unseen and quiet for so many years,

In the dust, in the ground.

 

She had never thought of travel,

To see the wonders of the world,

It had been a hard life,

But she had been happy,

Raised her own well,

Left her world better for her passing.

When she closed her eyes for the last time,

She had been smiling.

 

This new life she saw on her journey,

Across continents in her glass case,

Was an adventure,

Though her spirit clung,

Not through sadness or remorse,

But through curiosity.

A wanderlust she never had

Before she went to rest.

 

When they had found her

They had brought her to a library

Surrounded by knowledge

She watched these people learn,

And wondered about the world

The folk that followed hers

Spent their time within.

 

She saw the world,

All the wonders as her head

Travelled, her spirit soared

Through canyons and valley

Cities and oceans

That spanned the imagination.

 

Always coming back to rest

In the last remnant of her

Mortal shell

To look out through

Hollow sockets

At those who came

To sit and stare.

Thinking, learning, wondering,

Of new things

Yet to snare.

This is one of my Christmas poem/story series, written for the ever wonderful Noor, inspired by a short story that she wrote based around Mrs. Ples . I’ll be putting a few of these up over the next few weeks, along with some new things 🙂

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