Flightless birds.

By God Is In The Rain



Dreading their downfall.
A plunge into abyss.
They're running up a hill,
silence on their lips.

Covering their eyes.
Headphones on their ears.
They run from eldritch gods -
deep within their peers.

Ground trembles with pulse
of waves crushing the chalk.
Should one of them hear -
could they ever talk?

If approached by a dove,
seagull or a rook.
Should one of them ask -
could they ever look?

Each within their beak,
can smell the scent of salt.
(But-)should one of them stop -
would their descent start?

One thing they all learn,
(as-)they run with all their might:
Every time they try -
cruel is the night.

Like the hermit crabs,
wearing shells for clothes.
Anchored to a frame -
they're unaware they chose.

And so ignoring pain.
Losing hope and shoes.
Their wounds press deeper in -
with bitterness and booze.

Running up the slope.
Wishing to find bliss.
They run off of a cliff -
and plunge into abyss.

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Copyright 2021 God Is In The Rain
Published on Saturday, May 22, 2021.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

I asked a dude in a chatroom why are guys in chatrooms and on dating sites always requesting 'nudes' and trying to 'hook up' instead of developing propper relationships, this is his answer turned into a poem.
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  • Spiritus_Frumenti On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Spiritus_Frumenti (339)By person wrote:

    This got better as It went along. "Like the hermit crabs, wearing shells for clothes. Anchored to a frame - they're unaware they chose" Was particularly good

  • God Is In The Rain On Sunday, May 30, 2021, God Is In The Rain (34)By person wrote:

    Thank you. It is indeed one of few stanzas I wrote, that I am proud of. I am a bit worried, however, how well do "clothes" and "chose" actually rhyme, as they are not listed as rhymes or even near rhymes (English is my second language, so I often check with "rhymezone" website). PS: if you ever recycle it for a work of your own, please send me a dm so I can read it.

  • Sudos On Sunday, May 23, 2021, Sudos (161)By person wrote:

    This is truly an amazing write and it's not so often I come across a word I've never seen, such as eldritch. Beautifully woven and a chilling read. Nice work!

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