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The Burning

March 27, 2009
By LivingInLiterature GOLD, Fairfield, Connecticut
LivingInLiterature GOLD, Fairfield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
Why stop dreaming when you wake up?

I smell the smoke and feel the fear.
Disaster has occurred.
Mother crying out for her lost child.
Praying under her breath, and begging the world.
Please spare her, my joy.
Please save her.
Flames engulf the surrounding life.
Louder now the mother shrieks.
People must hold her back from running into the inferno.
Men in crimson and daffodil douse the warm glow.
At last the blaze dulls into a soft fog.
Ashes float into the hazy gray sky.
Weary silence echoes.
One sound dares to question it.
The mother screams, “My child! Where is my child?”

The author's comments:
Its funny what you will write about when inspiration comes. I had no intention of writing such a dark piece, and yet I did. Hopefully I did a good enough job that the eerie cries of the mother still ring long after you have finished the piece.

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on Apr. 6 2009 at 8:41 pm
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