Tallahassee

By Damien

Pieces of broken glass
​the mirror won't lie
I'm afraid to ask
just look with closed eyes
​I walk barefoot on the sharp edges
still unclear as to the message

What is this place
the walls cold and grey
no windows, painted over doorways
​children laughing with no faces
as I move downward, what's behind me fades
a whimpering dog needs rescued
I cradle him, whispering, "bless you"
a shrouded figure with no eyes
points at me shouting, "Lies"!

What is this place
the walls cold and grey
​no windows, painted over doorways
He says, "you must go down to get out,
and the puppy stays with me"
I care more for the puppy
than I do for me
if he was leading me to die
at least the puppy will be alive
as I descend
black water forms puddles on the floor
this must be the end
a voice not my own
says, "look to the sky,
let the light bring you home"
"God help me, I want my puppy"
​he said, "listen to me
you never had a puppy,
you had a son
he's gone
there was an accident with a gun"

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Copyright 2016 Damien
Published on Sunday, December 4, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Damien On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Damien (191)By person wrote:

    This was inspired by Woody Harrelson's character in the movie Zombieland.

  • 13sonsofgod On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 13sonsofgod (659)By person wrote:

    Totally understand your words here Damien... Your curve at the end, struck me out ..great write... Your title on this one, hits very close to home....

  • 13sonsofgod On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 13sonsofgod (659)By person wrote:

    I also had a son....

  • sIo On Sunday, December 4, 2016, sIo (897)By person wrote:

    Holy crap oh my gosh that was harsh wow I did not see that coming. That just about tour me to pieces. Heart wrenching post. I love it.

  • Bornfrompain On Sunday, December 4, 2016, Bornfrompain (842)By person wrote:

    I liked this a lot! Well done!!! -BFP

  • molock On Sunday, December 4, 2016, molock (322)By person wrote:

    I was just thinking about this one the other day, it's one of my favorites. Im so glad you posted it. You guys be good. Later . mo

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