Gates of Death

August 12, 2012
By PandaKing02 BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
PandaKing02 BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
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"I am the way to your death
I am the way to never ending night
I am the way to eternal sleep

Behind my doors the air will smell of your flesh
You will feel the burn of my flames upon your skin
You will hear the screams of death beckoning to you

You will taste rotten flesh in the air
You will watch as loved ones slip into darkness
Choose how long you live or end your life now

Choose your death: by gasing or be shot
Make friends or choose survival
How long can your mind go untouched

May you be hanged by my gallows
Burn in my chimneys and turn to ashes

Die of sickness or starvation
Enter my thresh hold and abandon all life
Welcome, to my gates of death"

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by the book Night by Elie Wiesel. It is also inspired by the Gates of Hell in the Divine Comedy.

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