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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Grip of Despair

by Niles Champeaux

What happened to this beautiful place?
These once bright and vibrant streets,
What happened to the laughs and smiles?
Now left to nothing but dying and diminishing memories.
Remember how happy we were back then?
I wish I could.

This place used to be so alive,
So much opportunity, full of promise,
It wasn’t long till hope was jailed, beaten, and hung for all to see.

Darkness has become the reality here,
How can one escape reality?
How long until every bit of you falls apart like this place did?
The lives we once lived are over,
Infested with depression and despair.
The sun doesn’t sleep here,
it’s in a coma.

1 comment:

  1. this is an amazing poem, you are one talented writer!