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Black Friday in the Mall

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Black Friday in the Mall

Walking wounded 
in the mall,
so many, so joyless,
grimly marching from 
store to store.
So few with a dance
in their step.
Buying and not needing,
hoping things will change
their life.
Looking and wanting,
this really is Cibola,
a golden illusion,
all you could want, yet
you still age searching
for streets paved
with rubies
and a temple given
over to greed and foolishness,
and a child to work,
and a woman to sweat, 
and a father to die,
thousands of miles
from home.

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  1. Date: 2/22/2010 4:10:00 PM
    powerfull words of the state of the world today; grim. john

  1. Date: 12/11/2009 12:48:00 PM
    Powerful writing here, Ahellas !! Hope 2010 is a good year for you and your loved ones and that you return with lots more of your talent!!

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 4:48:00 AM
    Its seems we are never happy with what we owe,it seems its never enough,grees is the answer,foolishness is the key,life is too short not to lov what is ours,,excellent message,-Charma

  1. Date: 11/29/2009 6:37:00 PM
    so sad, I don't do the craziness, because I am afraid I will go postal on someone. LOL

  1. Date: 11/29/2009 12:41:00 PM
    we heard a story about shopping in a mall today in church and someone god trampled in a stampeed of people trying to get in first for the bargains for christmas, it is sad people get hurt and buying things they dont need with money they dont have and resort to credit cards it is so hard now times are hard and credit crunch big time,. God bles you from diane

  1. Date: 11/28/2009 9:04:00 PM
    How absoluety true, every single word, buying and not needing, its what most people do... you penned this well

  1. Date: 11/28/2009 6:37:00 PM
    excellent blank verse, Ahellas. When I have a subject and gather some courage, I shall try that. Nice job.like especially the last 12 lines. Thanks for sharing. -Robert