Alysza Ripley


Dinner Party for the Condemned


Jewels
Catching the light
Illuminating
Faces echoing off the
Gem
Mocking the reason
Why she is there
In the first place
Light shines
In the ruby
Showing
Just what the world would be
If she stood and watched it
Catch fire

Submitted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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I got this idea when I was listening to the radio and they mentioned the movie Catching Fire yet again. In my head I saw Katniss and all the other tributes at a dinner party, and this poem unfolded.

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