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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fan Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem based off of the book The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.

Screams erupt,
Louder and louder,
Drowning out thoughts,
Making the dark seem endless.
My heart is pounding,
My mind is racing,
Death surrounds me.
Faster and faster I run,
Running away from death,
Running away from love,
Running to the only escape.
Moans and more screaming,
Dying and Returning,
The armies growing larger and larger,
Growing stronger and stronger.
Quicker! Faster! Running down the path,
Dodging those who throw themselves at the fence,
Broken fingers curling around the links,
The smell of death everywhere.
I have lost everyone,
My home, my family,
The ones I love most,
Died and Returned.
I’m fighting against friends,
Against neighbors,
Against myself.
I have to keep going,
I cannot stop,
I have to keep moving,
I have to find the ocean,
I have to find life.

Submitted: April 15, 2010

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Mistress of Word Play

You did an amazing job on this one. Could sense the fear and despair in the write. Excellent imagery in this one. Great job! Susan :)

Sat, April 17th, 2010 12:48am


Thank you so much!

Sun, April 18th, 2010 9:59am

Heth Marie

Great Job!
I loved this book and your poem totally worked with it!

Sat, April 17th, 2010 1:28am


Thank you!! I absolutely loved that book too!!

Sun, April 18th, 2010 9:58am


Never read the book but its a really good poem might have to now well done sj

Sat, May 8th, 2010 12:35pm


thanks! its a really good book. i read it in a matter of days. :)

Sat, May 8th, 2010 9:43am

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