Beggar Boy

Rookie (Nov.1984)

The Trash Is Burning - Poem by Beggar Boy

The trash is burning, the stench is in the air
a thousand tongues, a thousand voices of despair

The trash is burning, it reeks of sin
When will I crash? Will I fall again?

The trash is burning, an enormous blaze
It raises up its hellish haze

The trash is burning, but no warmth here
just a cold heart, full of fear

The trash is burning, what terrible vice!
It's raining guilt on a heart made of ice

The trash is burning, please...
someone put out the fire.

Comments about The Trash Is Burning by Beggar Boy

  • (12/20/2006 4:24:00 AM)

    I love the repetition in this's very powerful and conveys a sense of urgency. Great work. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 11, 2010

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