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Baby boomers lost in a world looking for the good life. Often find something else.

They send us down the road to a living hell
A shallow place where life is a block cell
Windows made of the shadows of dreams
Cornerstone of hell daemon’s that scheme

Wandering around in shadows of the night
Girls tempting souls out of the drug life
Which is it to be a quick love of sorts
Or 100 dollars of coke for your nose to snort

Place your bets upon the throne
What is will never be borne
The race is on the white horse
In the sands of a desert course

Five and ten will get you high
The after math will make you cry
Silver slivers in the vein
A running open sore of pain

Blood boils hot upon a body cold
50 pays for the coke body is old
lips are dry as the night from which she came
still the please is as great as summer rain

Searing heat tears apart what left of my brain
the doctors say he’s gone quite insane
Powders gone now for at least a year
But the memory still brings ranting fear

Demons come for me every single day
Memories inside my head send away
Hands still shake and tremors start
Fond is the memory but safe is the heart

Take the gift that is given very carefully
For the price is something you do not see
It might be the essence of all you ever hold
More than likely it will be your eternal soul

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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/9/2007

This is an outstanding composition for its contents, imagery and rhythm. The subject dealt was developed to full picture painted with the colors of the rainbow of wisdom.

In admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Amy Hess (Reader) 7/26/2004
"Searing heat tears apart what left of my brain
the doctors say hes gone quite insane
Powders gone now for at least a year
But the memory still brings ranting fear"

That's the stanza that caught me and made me pay attention. Very much in a tone with Tom Wait's "Tom Traubert's Blues."
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 10/1/2003
"Demons come for me every single day
Memories inside my head send away
Hands still shake and tremors start
Fond is the memory but safe is the heart "

Walter I love this verse..what a powerful write with many messages imbeded in it..Welcome to the den...you will love the friendly poets here..and ditto what Karla said...thanks for serving our great country....floria
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/1/2003
(((walter)))

welcome to author's den, first of all--i hope you'll like it here, and post often

this was a profoundly written, thought provoking write, with a clear message

"...take the gift that is given very carefully
for the price is something you do not see
it might be the essence of all you ever hold
more thank likely it will be your eternal soul."

i see by your bio you're a vietnam vet *thank you, sir, for your service, and welcome home, soldier*

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :(

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