by Ryan Kelly
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
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Built at river edge, metal glass stone towering into the sky
Passersby might well mistake it for an architectural marvel
Yet another glance and you sense the turmoil it houses
Hear the groans the breezes from the sighs from within
A monument to security and control plateau in design
It removes the hills and valleys for all that enter
An unbelievable travesty of human justice and existence
One can only believe that all are treated poorly here yet time discloses the lie in that
The dealers get the deals everyone else gets the remains
From deep inside the day you begin to see the truth and then somehow try to block it out
Ninety five minds crowded into one mindset all trying to make it through the day
Imaginations, frustrations, anxiety, fear, you deal with it
Patience becomes your creed and the day moves on
Days go slow yet turn into weeks that pass quickly
The X’s on your church donated calendar tells all
Time is the enemy hunger your neighbor
Finding things to do that you haven’t done yet
Maybe a fight to kill some time or teach a snitch
Protect everything, your belongings, and your spirit, but mostly your heart
Never drop your guard
Ramen is the currency candy bars your coin
Named big item little item ten big ones get you a few drags
Clashing metal doors, lockdown sirens, a crying neighbor
Noise twenty four seven, never a moments peace
Walking helps so you leave footsteps in the concrete
Sleeping helps so you dream away the day then the night
You understand that no one helps anyone else
You are all alone in here and you deal with it
In the end, if you get to see it, time was all you lost
Life stood still empty hollow hard to follow
For sure no memories who could bear it
In the end, you force yourself to share it.
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|Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
|This is a well conceived write. With time permitting it would make an interesting dialog on the pros and cons of... <"In the end, if you get see it, time was all you lost">
Possibilities abound from this fine line. I really enjoyed the emotion involved with this write.