whores & drifters

By FadedBlues

"there's one on every street corner."

in every late-night diner, & cold bus station.

we walk alone, but our numbers are legion.

names & wishes taken by the wind, useless as garbage.

we sacrifice the shepherd's hand in the beds of the damned.

tears are kept in orange plastic. broken wings, left on dusty roads.

when we approach, doors are locked. sacred hearts do not know us.

jotting emptiness in a tattered notebook, with stolen pens.

the tunnel is infinite. there is no light.

the fires of hell have scorched the earth.

such is our fate. and such is our destiny.

the mournful offices of whores & drifters.



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Copyright 2012 FadedBlues
Published on Monday, July 9, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

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  • Jonas On Sunday, January 11, 2015, Jonas (766)By person wrote:

    there's really nothing to say here other than "i identify". verse, like each individual consciousness means nothing means everything and in the tension between that impossible dichotomy the poets languish.

  • A former member wrote: This is REALLY good, loved it a lot. Hope you write more!

  • Candy Hart On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Candy Hart (29)By person wrote:

    "we walk alone, but our numbers are legion". That line just...sang.

  • CaseyAnthonyAddict On Monday, October 29, 2012, CaseyAnthonyAddict (24)By person wrote:

    Is this my lucky night. I have read outstanding poetry. I better run before i'm struck by lighting or something. I couldn't understand what all the hype was about being here. Well tonight I know.

  • Dreaming in Stanzas On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Dreaming in Stanzas (331)By person wrote:

    This captured some desolate emotion and man, it struck a chord. Your gift is this crazy ability to put the reader into the world that your words create...this world was dark and depressing but it's beautiful. I love your works.

  • FadedBlues On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, FadedBlues (2937)By person wrote:

    Friends, thanks, your words are affectionate & genuine. Robyn, thanks for sharing your memories...

  • Sean Mc Shane On Monday, July 9, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Another excellent write for the books, 'Blues. And an awesome entry for the contest. Good luck. Later -

  • Devilish On Monday, July 9, 2012, Devilish (3765)By person wrote:

    There's no one like you on earth sir.. Scholar

  • Corinthian On Monday, July 9, 2012, Corinthian (358)By person wrote:

    Its so good to see you here by the way .... in my town we have "travelers " many gypsies lost searching for the houses of heaven whores and drifters ..this made me think about them + really love ... tears kept in orange plastic ...it must feel really lonely and scary when there is no light at the end of the tunnel ... adored beautiful blessings always to you ~*

  • Nehema On Monday, July 9, 2012, Nehema (1257)By person wrote:

    "we sacrifice the shepherd's hand in the beds of the damned" - you always hit a chord with me, but I think this one hit the hardest. My mama was a hippie and we spent many days taking clothing, over the counter meds and food and beer to the homeless and hookers in my town. She never passed a hitchhiker even if the car was full. You just took the contest to whole new level - I love it & you - XXOO Scholar

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