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Stained Rain

In a dark city, in a dark country,
There was a night when the skies opened,
And the rib-cage beast, the rib-cage plane
Let fly a terrible rage into the dark.

The young ones slept, ever so peaceful,
The mothers and the fathers and the pests of the house.
They lay still in their places, softly sleeping, unaware,
And the sirens howled and screamed, far too late.

And even the streets of heaven perished that night,
That night, when the rain was stained and the world whistled
And the alarms fell on cold dead ears.
That was the night we set the world on fire.



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StarlitSunriseThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm
Very powerful writing! Your imagery is strong; I couldn't help picturing this in my head as I read it. Great work!
 
Indiewriter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm
nice image!
 
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