October 22, 2009
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I am walking down hallways
Looking through doors
For whom or what I cannot say
But this loneliness
Is killing me
With it’s bland colors
Faded edges
Never ending circles
It’s like the reoccurring nightmare
That you can’t get rid of
The skeletons in your closet
That just won’t disappear
Because those vulture eyes
Are always searching out
Their next kill
And the canvas is always
The chalkboard that rewrites itself
Dictating our lives
The dice has already been cast
And fate is pitted against us
In this race for the finish line
Clouds are settling on
The battlefield
So that the soldier who raised his gun
Shot the innocent child
Whose wide-open eyes
Drowned the world
And the mother who screamed
Couldn’t save her baby
No matter how much she
Pleaded with her merciful God
Thunder and lightning crashed
And sunk the ocean liner
Forever freezing the smiles
On their unsuspecting faces
And feeding more to the madness
The paranoia that keeps a
Tight rein on us
Like the racehorse held back
By the jockey
Even though he tried to tell
The man
That the outside curve was
They crashed and burned
Like a meteor smashing into Earth
Because this isn’t a wonderland baby
Alice was in another time
Life happens and it takes
Something as insignificant as
Walking down a hallway
To bring the chaos down
To settle on our heads
Like a crown
Forever present

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mysticriver7 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 10:01 pm
Thanks for the ratings!
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