To Ashes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  No Houses
Before I go, I'll burn everything down until there's nothing left but ash.

*Reached 100 Reads: 8/7/2016*

Submitted: July 24, 2016

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The whole world is burning down,

And I’m caught in the middle of a ring of fire.

I’m finally trapped, there’s no easy way out,

Except to, catch fire and burn to ashes.

 

I made my bed, and now I have lie in it.

No blankets needed, it’s far too hot,

Smokestacks are rising into the night sky,

As the flames draw closer to me.

 

Don’t try to save me, it’s too late,

The fire’s already out of control,

And the more you try, to help me,

The worse that you’re gonna get burned.

 

I doused, all my bridges in gasoline,

Before I smoked one last cigarette.

I knew that there was, no turning back now,

And I, knew that this might be, the death of me.

 

So I threw the still burning cigarette,

On the gasoline soaked bridges,

And watched as it burst, into flames,

As smokestacks rose high into the sky.

 

The fire spread, and all my bridges were burning,

It kept spreading with, no sign of slowing down.

It inched closer to my home, where I locked myself

Inside, waiting to be ignited by my own flames.

 

If you, try to stop me now, you’ll

Only fan the flames, and get burned worse.

Don’t say that I didn’t warn you, I’ve already

Accepted my fate, now you need to too.

 

There’s nothing left for me to say,

That’s why I burned everything down.

So that I make sure I have, nothing to lose,

When the flames engulf me whole.

 

The whole world is burning down,

And I’m caught in the middle of a ring of fire.

I’m finally trapped, there’s no easy way out,

Except to, catch fire and burn to ashes.


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