Ranee of Atlantis
The vault revealed empty, clarion calls sound,
Ranee slips through shadows, each entrapment found.
Fiends unfurl and fly, Deceiver’s crown gone?
What will Ranee do, once set upon?
Through streets of Ubar, through dwellings past,
she passes the poor, so many…vast.
The demons fly in, stones rain down,
Ranee the rightful queen, wears the crown.
There are a number of words used this time with many meanings. Your interpretation could make the story of the poem be several things, although mostly the same, just with your own imagery and flair to it. Ubar is one of the names of a legendary lost city in the southern Arabian sands, claimed to have been destroyed by a natural disaster or as a punishment by God. The fictional name for it is Atlantis of the Sands.
This poem was created in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox of sammiscribbles blog. As you can see it was to use the word ‘Vault’ and be 56 words.
Sammi’s challenge as well as other blogger’s challenges/prompts links are collected on the page at the top of this blog Challenges/Prompts from the Blogosphere.
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