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A WOMAN RETURNS TO HER HOME TO FIND IT BURNT DOWN AND HER FAMILY KILLED.


Submitted:Feb 7, 2008    Reads: 257    Comments: 4    Likes: 1   


And coming over the hill
She saw it all,
The ranch house

Burnt to the ground,
The bodies of loved ones
All around, stretched out,

Or laying as if sleep
Had caught them unawares.
Smoke lingered

Rising weakly skywards;
Arrows everywhere,
Hair from her daughter gone,

Her husband Jake,
And over by the well,
Her son lay still,

Staring at the clouds
With dead eyes,
Unmoved by the blue skies.





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