Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Monday, February 4, 2013

Ice Age Poetry

The Twilight of the Mammoths

Perched upon a grassy hill ancient hunters prepare to make a kill

Blaring trumpets shatter the air
Terrified voices echo despair
Hurtling towards their own demise
A chance at life, their fate denies

The blood of giants spills forth upon the grass
Brought forth by razor-edged volcanic glass
Marching closer to defeat with each fresh laceration
Panicking behemoths flee from inevitable damnation

Perfectly adapted to a dying world
Their fate was sealed when their blanket of ice unfurled
Their fragile world was brought to bear before the fury of the sun
And before they even knew it their time on earth was done.

Columbian mammoth
Sketch by Z. J. Speulveda



Bio of poet: Zach recently moved to the Pikes Peak region from San Diego, CA. He became interested in paleontology by visiting the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles as often as he could. He is a junior member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and is part of the Pikes Peak Pebble Pups Earth Science Scholars Program. Zach is 15 years old and is in 10th grade at Palmer Ridge High School in Monument, Colorado. Zach has written articles for newspapers and his work on Roman artifacts is currently in press and will be published by an international magazine.  Zach is also a member of the Colorado Scientific Society.

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