Dead End Town

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

Submitted: November 22, 2012

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Barren wasteland, racial tension, little gangsta wannabes, streets littered with filth and decay. Empty hopeless souls shuffling along with nothing to look forward to. Every day grinding relentlessly into the next. Same route, same job. Another day, another rape. Another day, another mugging. Another day, another murder. Boredom and despair. Grey skies. As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil…

Desolation lingers and the urge, the need, the desire to escape becomes overbearing. It becomes an obsession. The town has been cordoned off, no-one comes in and no-one leaves. This is a desperate place, it is a place of the newly wed and the nearly dead. Frustration grows, tension becomes overbearing; the whole town engulfed in flames. Bodies charred black like hogs roasting on spits, cars overturned, shops looted. And then, then…nothing. Silence. The end of nothing.


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