Dusty Homes

January 9, 2010
By oliviarose SILVER, Wellington, Florida
oliviarose SILVER, Wellington, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Live as if you'll die tomorrow, learn as if you'll live forever." -Ghandi

Adults turn to dust
never knowing what it was that crossed their paths.
Children run in deserted streets, proud of their filthy clothes,
never daring to turn around, and face their darkened houses, where dust is strewn about
and the fridge is empty.
I can feel my energy being ripped out of my body,
vein by vein.
My hair comes out in bundles,
and slowly my hands turn to dust.
So young I thought I was.
So much time I thought I had.
Yet here I am,
I must write fast
before the last of my hand turns to dust.

The author's comments:
I originally made a much longer poem but it was kind of all over the place so I took the middle and part of the end and just did that. Please give me your honest input. Thank you, hope you enjoyed it.

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on Feb. 4 2010 at 3:58 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

My honest input, amazing.

It kind of reminds me of the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury. Its very interesting how you ended it. I loved it. Keep writing.

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