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The London Dead End

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Below is the poem entitled The London Dead End which was written by poet Michael Smith. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The London Dead End

Tis a hallowed place...
This cobbled maze of alleyways
Which bond these rat infested streets
Yet, gas lamps lit, stand betwixt the corners
And lone Bobbies patrol beneath their feet

A littering city of homeless ashes
Falls shameful underneath the moon’s pathetic light
The darkness is the seductress... soon to be accomplice
As the hooligans, once again reanimate in mist of twilight

Scruff tooth kings of domains, self proclaimed
The dagger and a pocket flask, two most closely guarded friends
And in the dank corner pitch kingdom, we anticipate 
From a realm dubbed “The London Dead End”

Lush stumblers...
Streetwalkers or simply naïve
Entry here, our law says you must pay the toll 
Or pay the piper before you leave

I partake of liquid courage
And then I set my blade
To foot falls around corners this way come…
Among this lonely blackened place...

This maze…
Of streets and alleyways…
Paved over each eve with lost shadows
Never again... to witness a morning sun

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 7:27:00 AM
    I think you mean hallowed place. Otherwise it's pretty good.

    Smith Avatar Michael Smith
    Date: 9/9/2011 11:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, you were right I did.
  1. Date: 8/24/2011 1:29:00 AM
    This is very strong poetry here. Eloquent use of words to build the imagery. Man, I am not living in London, but you really did a superb job painting the scene.

    Smith Avatar Michael Smith
    Date: 9/9/2011 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, that compliment means alot.
  1. Date: 8/23/2011 10:55:00 PM
    You evoke Jack the Ripper and Jekyll and Hyde. Scary. Good write.

    Smith Avatar Michael Smith
    Date: 9/9/2011 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks John.