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Author Name: Freealiopterix 1 Comments
Date Added: February 29, 2016 12:02:45 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Down and Out

Down and Out

You sleep beneath the boxes tarps

Surrounded by discarded sharps

The evidence of drug abuse

As prevalent as drink misuse;

No passers-by will stop to view

Your pied a terre have not a clue

Of how you came to be like this

Disshevelled drowning in the piss;

A once well-educated man

Descended to an also-ran

A steep and quick relentless slide

To Hell beyond so nearly died;

Yet all the while you slipped and fell

Did all things seem completely well

So in denial and lost to sin

Your heart and soul not linked within;

For lost your soul has fled and hid

Until such time the heart will bid

Once more its partner to success

Not flounder in your current mess;

You do not see it till it's lost

To Cardboard City final cost

The drugs the NPS and such

And wine which leaves you out of touch;

Such is the life, the day to day,

But what of night, the take-home pay?

For you need cash to fund the drink,

The drugs and food, but still you sink;

How many hours spent walking streets?

Competing rent boys offer treats,

Yet still you try to pull a trick,

A wrinkled aged and poisoned prick;

A tenner here, a fiver there,

For all disease have not a care;

And all the while you sink and fall,

Through rough detritus pick and trawl,

You reach a point where death looks good,

Legitimate if only could

You find the strength, the will, the time,

No fancy litany or rhyme,

No just a sleep, it will so end,

Despite the lack of any friend;

But now the crossroads does appear

A man in white with eyes so clear

Bends down to you extends a palm

And somewhere somewhence comes a psalm;

The rotting smell of rancidness

Is now replaced by something less

A purity of clean fresh air

A guiding light he takes you there;

You realise he intervenes

It comes to you in fractured scenes

Like time-lapse photos flicked and viewed

A vision clear but slightly slewed;

And then the light becomes too white

For everything is lost to sight

Corporeal? No longer changed

All Laws of Physics rearranged;

Here peace be King and equal all

Has come the end now to your fall

And in ascendance now you cry

United soul and spirit fly.

Alistair Muir 2016

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Comment By: FreeDean on February 29, 2016 04:20:20 PM Report
Life can sometimes be very crule for some of us Al. Although I've not been there as such, seen enough to understant this well witten pieace of imagery. I saw everything as I read it from top to buttom.  Hope all is well. ~Dean


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