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Living in the shadows

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Living in the shadows

Stabbed in the neck, hammer to the head,
cracked ribs, broken jaw, left for dead.
Slashes to the face, body in a brace,
dumped in the river missing without a trace.

Bowled by a truck or even a car,
bits of bone and flesh smeared and mangled near and far,
Strangled, poisoned even being shot,
Poking with a cattle prong, Why? Why not.....

Being burnt alive, acid melting your face,
Pinged out on junk, attacked with a wheel brace,
these are just some............ of the ways someone can kill,
why would I make such a list, because they gave me a chill.

Living in the shadows, living in fear,
this is where paranoia can take you, I know because I was there.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2014 12:52:00 AM

    Well done... Verlena

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:32:00 PM

    Oh yes, I too know paranoia very well. And it does take you to these places. Nice piece. :)

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 11:11:00 PM

    Murray, enjoyed your poem...SKAT