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Every time i raise my face
to stare at my ancestral land
the stench of void irritates my nose
i fear seeing the heaps
of ancient and recent graves.

every time i think of these places
the pale places i pass
my eyes soak in my tears
for no life breathes in it.
i shudder more than bliss for this place
for its emptiness wears out my soul.

i pity us and the next generation
for in digging foundations
of our future homes,
we will mine the bones of our own
that daily in dozens get soiled
i fear for this gloomy land.

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:38:00 PM
    Another powerful piece!

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:36:00 PM
    Lucas, congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Keep the good verses coming... take care & good night :-) PD

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 6:28:00 AM
    Very well written Lucas! Fear is a crippling sensation especially if you're fighting for future generations. Nice!