The Lambs were Lost

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photo credit: h.koppdelaney Evening via photopin (license)

First was Rodinia who gathered all lambs

The first shepherd for the world’s sheep.

Pannotia followed when Rodinia died

Until the Varangian Ice demons

Descended from the clouds

To cover the lands in a blanket of white,

Smothering the world with their ire.

Pangaea tried next after the glacier departed

With what was left of the flock.

But though she called and she called,

She couldn’t gather them all to her call,

And cried when she realised

That sweet Avalon was forever departed.

Pangaea pined away from the loss of that lamb

Neglecting the flock in her grief

And her ungrateful children stole up in the night

While she cried there on the shores of old Tethys.

Dishonest Laurasia headed north,

Duplicitous Gondwana ventured south

Both seeking riches and fortune.

But on stepping out in the wilds

The Ice Demons returned out of the cold

Unleashed tectonic force from the depths of the world

Scattering the lambs forever.

© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

This is the second of the five prompts, not sure if this one is even a poem really but gor’bless Wikipedia for all the fancy words, I managed to mangle all the facts all on my own.

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