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Cursed With Life

Years go by, like a hot, dry summer breeze. 
Trees are scorched, no water to be found.
Waves of heat, crashing against the earth,
baking me to a crisp.
I walk alone, in a world now all desert; deserted forever.
I’ve roamed for years, decaying in life,
yet never diminishing in it. 
Many cities have fallen, 
outstretched fingers crushed to dust, in a fist that is the world’s end.
Not one greets me, for no one but me is around. 
I’m the last, I believe.
I am cursed with life
with no cure, no escape.
I see no reason for this immortality, 
no reasin for this life, as relentless as it is.
Above, in a mock sea so blue, so clear;
the blazing sun. It beats down as if determined to kill me.
But it cannot. 
I can’t die, though I’d appreciate it. 
Throat parched, joints sore, always in pain.
I’m decaying in life, but not diminishing in it. 
I am cursed, cursed with life.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 9:07:00 AM
    this reminds me of the book "the road" by cormac mccarthy (i hope that's how you spell his name). you've painted a very vivid picture here.........

    Nathan Avatar Zach Nathan
    Date: 10/23/2012 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Really? I've heard of that book. Yes, I believe that's how you spell it... Thank you. I try my best. I actually wrote this poem last year during French class. :)
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 8:33:00 AM
    Survivors are cursed with life, but they have their uses....they help others survive and some of them rediscover life. Very well written Zach

    Nathan Avatar Zach Nathan
    Date: 10/23/2012 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you. I really appreciate it. :)