Treasure Island

Noah Body


One Single Black Grain


On a wave washed crystal white beach
Uncountable billions of grains of sand
Perfect beauty from the sun's own bleach
Shimmers of purity stretch across the land

Countless grains in harmonious alignment
A unity of purpose engenders a magical scene
An elusive sense of near perfect refinement
But for a singular blemish glaringly obscene

Forlorn and lost among endless white grains
One ugly black speck jarringly discordant
The artful wonder of this beach it stains
Amid the perfection a scar most mordant

No place on this beach will it ever belong
Among vast numbers of grains eternally alone
While glowing white grains make melodious song
A harsh dissonant shriek that ruins the tone

Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Edited: Saturday, April 12, 2014

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April 12,2014

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  • Lorraine Colon (4/14/2014 4:38:00 PM)

    Perfectly describes something that disrupts the natural beauty or flow of things....something that just doesn't belong and is totally out of place. This could refer to any number of things - we'll just let our imaginations run wild. Excellent poem. (Report) Reply

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