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The City Sleeps

Corridors, power, call it what you like When shadows fall, on this hot June night These walls, this place, I'm absorbed I wonder why They, the inflicted, their embers, we now throw them to the sky Sleeping giants of Auschwitz, in mass production die Good boy psycho killers, into their new world they tread To look for new horizons and leave behind their dread Behind half moon meadow, now decaying in ancestral creep Amidst discarded gates and ditches, this, the city sleeps Their corridors of Epiphany, whilst Christianity weeps <> Written using the track titles to the Touchstones album <> The City Sleeps

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  1. Date: 7/20/2012 7:07:00 PM
    So glad to have found you again James, can't believe I might have missed this very emotional work. This subject dealt with so skillfully, it is a story that breaks my heart.

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 7:01:00 PM
    As always, you continue to amaze and delight and delve into the dark places we should never forget...Good luck in the contest! You have a winner! ~Tru~

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 9:03:00 AM
    This takes Deb's contest, into a dark new place of history. As Phyllis said...Wow, James, you have a winner here!!

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Wow a very interesting write on past history. I think we all weep when we think of what fellow man is capable of with power in their hands. Awesome James. Have a great day. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 1:42:00 PM
    This is a very interesting work..Enjoyed reading it..That was a sad and horrible time in the world's history..I hope that mankind learned from what happened and never let anyting like that happen again...Sara

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 8:28:00 AM
    Wonderfully written poetry James. Thank you for sharing. Have a super weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 8:23:00 PM
    Nice write James enjoyed, hugs vie

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 5:46:00 PM
    An interesting method for composing a poem. It worked well. Thanks for sharing.