Treasure Island

Skylar Kendall

(12-18-1992 / San Pedro, California)

A Corner Streetlight


Dark corner in the night
Illuminated by only the moon's light
Unitl the street light
Floods the scene with a glowing light

Nothing stands on the corner
Yet stories, stories of this light
Are told in the night
Stories are told of this corner

A murder, a rape
A suicide, a drug overdose
The street light shows
What the world has to display.

A child troubled, deeply hurt
By a girl who he loved
With all his heart and soul.
She left him torn apart.

The street light, like a stage
Gives him a place to stay
The light shows his sorry tears
Then shows the gun next to his head.

A woman, small
Stands in the light
Screams for help
As the man she sees is doing her unkindly

A man left laying, needle in hand
He got his fix, his final fix.
Theat saved him
From this wretched land.

A woman left bloody
On the post
A knife in her chest
The broken heart bleeds

The street light shows us
Life's evil on display
But when the light turns off, like now
Does it all go away?

Submitted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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