Eric Cockrell

Praying For Emptiness! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

walking barefoot down the streets
of the holy city...
listening to the sounds,
the whimper, the cry, and the roar...
praying for emptiness....

the clock beats in rhythm
with the sidewalks and the walls.
the smell of burnt flesh
hangs in the air....
'Jesus Saves' painted on a fence....

oil rigs and chemical sprays,
fields filled with unmarked graves.
windows broken, doors sway, rusted hinges,
cars abandoned, vacant buildings,
dead bodies, eyes lost stare!

the spirits of the children
sing haunting and low...
words pierce like nails,
the birds hear and weep....
a hand gun, a needle, half pack of smokes....

nobody saves the night from the dawn!
praying for emptiness...

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  • Romeo Della Valle (12/27/2011 6:30:00 PM)

    Wow! What a sad and scary scenery you have presented in this excellent and well penned write! This great write reminds me of The South Bronx here in New York back in the 70s...Thank you for sharing! 10+++ Keep it up! Happy New Year! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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