Skylar Kendall

Rookie - 0 Points (12-18-1992 / San Pedro, California)

A Corner Streetlight - Poem by Skylar Kendall

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?

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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