The Horror Trap

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Trying to get back into it, I'm so unmotivated.

There is an order of monks in the far east,

The members of this order are so gentle in their nature that, whenever walking they sweep the path before them,

So as to spare any living thing they might cross the soft death of thier sandaled feet,

There was a time, when I had never truly been hurt, that I would have mocked such kindness,

Have they truly never seen the horrors of life? 

Those same creatures they were sparing might later be joining others of their kind in some awful feast, where maybe they take something alive, maybe they'll dismember it and cart it piece by piece to some dark hole somewhere,

I was prideful in my cynicism, there was no point in doing anything because there was nothing to be done,

But to ride the world all the way to our mutally assured destruction,

Now older and trapped in a place I've built with my own two hands I realize,

I realize as I walk the concrete floor,

As I lie on the cold steel bed, in the pale blue light, cast from a lone bare bulb,

"I am a fool,

I risked nothing for no one,

Sneering  all the while,

And I nearly lost it all,"

I pray, whomever you may be,

Don't fall in the horror trap,

Always tend the path your on,

Though you can't see, 

Nor imagine where it may lead.


Submitted: May 15, 2021

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Black Dog

I spelled concrete wrong : )

Sat, May 15th, 2021 5:48am

tom mcmullen

Interesting piece Black Dog, I believe that is the Jain religion religion you are referring to, they have some beautiful temples in India.

Sat, May 15th, 2021 6:16am


Thanks for the read.

Fri, May 14th, 2021 11:54pm

Black Dog

Fixed concrete and, other things (editing).

Sat, May 15th, 2021 7:01am

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