Lyf Burns

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The Story Of A Coward - Poem by Lyf Burns

Shots fired
Into the sky.
Bullets returning
Where will I hide?

I run
Sprinting through the streets
See how far I've come?
From the blood in the sheets?

I hide for a time
My ending prolonged
I met you
My fear is now gone.

Shots fired
Into the sky.
Bullets returning
Where can I hide?

No!
I'll fight!
I pull the trigger
The bullets bite.

Blood is spilled
Innocents killed.
We flee, you and I
I find the car, and you can drive.

'I won't run anymore
I'm tired of fighting.'
'I understand.
We will go back into hiding.'

'No my love,
The ending is near.'
I feel it then,
The beginnings of fear.

Our story is over
There is a curve approaching.
The steering wheel doesn't move
And she showed no indications of slowing.


Comments about The Story Of A Coward by Lyf Burns

  • (6/15/2011 10:24:00 PM)

    OMG you kept me in the palm of your hand till the end of the poem, brilliant. A dramatic story, yet i want another one! ! ! make another one! ! ! ! I am a fan! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/11/2011 10:53:00 PM)

    Fantastic poem. Full of depth and wisdom. The poem is rich in imagery.
    Great write indeed.
    I give it 10/10.
    Kindly read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2.
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  • Ace Of Black Hearts (6/11/2011 9:37:00 PM)

    Courage comes from the desperate. We are all truly cowards until we have to take action. Sometimes its more important one lives then they die. A death in vain is a wasted life indeed. I like this poem, keep up the excellent writing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 11, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 15, 2011


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