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Flat Is Best: A Flat Earther’s view on what life must be like on a round world
Posted by lostcerebellum, Feb 8, 2008. 1745 views. ID = 573

Flat Is Best

Posted by lostcerebellum, Feb 8, 2008. 1745 views. ID = 573
This post was written in 1 minutes.
I wrote this in 4 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, 6 hours, 53 minutes and 27 seconds, but it took me less than a minute to paste it in here. So I don’t know how the 15 minute thing fits in.
And what makes you so sure this is fiction?
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On a round world a life must be full of despair.
One’s horizons are ever unreachable there.

You could travel the length of the earth, but what then?
You would only be back where you started again.

With the world all so curvy how could one define
What’s the shortest way where? Here it’s just a straight line.

What a life, run in circles around a big sphere,
You could go miles away and still find yourself here.

And you’d never be able to tell where you are;
You go east and you’re west, if you venture too far.


All the reasoning there must be circular too.
How could anyone ever discover what’s true?

On a round world I’m sure that you likely would find
The inhabitants all have gone out of their minds.

Would there be any hope to stay mentally sound
When you spend your whole life on a merry-go-round?

And although it feels safer when taking a trip
If you journey a world that’s devoid of a lip,


Could one really prefer a security hedge
To the thrill of adventuring right to the edge?

Sure, a flat earth has borders one best does not cross,
But to have no perimeters-- far greater loss!

Though there may be some problems not found on a ball,
Who could doubt that a flat world is best after all?


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This post has been awarded 24 stars by 6 readers.
This post is Part 2 of a writing series titled Flat earth. The next part of this series can be found here: Flat Earth Is the Hub.
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Mathax
Feb 8, 2008
HAHAHAHAHA.
   ~Posted by Mathax, Feb 8, 2008



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