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by Intuey
Rated: ASR · Poetry · Dark · #1934019
Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter
Gates of Desolation

By: Tracey Criswell Wilson

Abandon Hope all ye who enter



I beat upon the concrete sealed doors,
But rescue does not find me.
With bloodied fists, I face the turmoil -
Tired eyes behold savaged land.

My pages of life ripped from a book,
Teasing me, just out of reach.
Birds of prey peck and claw my parched skin
Tearing it to flapping shreds.

Suffering unlike any I've seen -
Buckling, I fall to the ground.
Choking on the dry and dusty earth
I struggle to stand once more.

Scouring all the desolate surface
There is no rest for my soul.
The fires grow with intensity -
And my hopes all abandoned.


(16 lines)
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