if they ever had a life…

digital decoupage cwmartin 2012

caged
humans
with beasts
devouring
their souls
once
walked
our streets
as school children
laughing with peers
listening
to teachers
with the same
wide-eyed dreams
of  tomorrow
as all
but
soon
so very
soon
those dreams
became
the rusty stairwells
leading to rooms
of decaying thought
where prostitute hopes
lying on beds
of desperation
festering
with bedsore dreams
were offered
a new way
of living
with
a simple
price of
one’s
soul

10 thoughts on “if they ever had a life…

  1. ” prostitute hopes lying on beds of desperation”

    Wow. What a metaphor. This is a powerful piece that very successfully conjured up such desolate imagery and hopeless feelings… Well written.

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