A Fading Desert Sun

July 13, 2012
By JustMeSteph BRONZE, Menifee, California
JustMeSteph BRONZE, Menifee, California
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The rock wall towers over me,
Trapping me into the desert crevice,
The sun dropping lower every minute from the blistering noon sky,
Signaling my impeding demise

A hike through the Southwest mountains,
A moment of careless distraction,
A fall though one of nature's traps,
Not feeling the pain that should be rippling through my body,
Nothing...Absolutely nothing

I lie on my back,
Unable to move as the cool sand soothes my torn back,
Unable to fight,
Unable to change my future,
That lies between thick stone

I watch as a spider darts up the steep vertical landscape,
Unlike the spiders steady incline,
I'll wait here,
I'll die here,
Facing the killers that murdered me,
Under a fading desert sun


The author's comments:
I wrote this piece for a writing portfolio a few months ago. I really wanted this poem to signify a feeling of utter lost. I wanted it to represent the horrid idea of not being able to change one's own future.

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on Jul. 16 2012 at 6:06 pm
JustMeSteph BRONZE, Menifee, California
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Thanks! I really appreciate it. I'll be sure to look at yours too. 

on Jul. 16 2012 at 8:08 am
LongLazyDays55 BRONZE, Other, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I haven't failed. I just haven't found 10,000 ways that won't work. [Thomas Edison]

When words fail, music speaks.

That was a lovely poem. I thought you definitely captured the feeling of being lost! Could you have a look at my poem? It's called You Make Me Smile. Thanks! Keep writing! :)


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