Walking into the light

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Walking into the light


My minds messed up, deep inside my head

Like its backwards facing, waiting to be led

Staring through the darkness, blacker than the night

My eyes opened wide, yet unable to see the light


My feet are facing forwards, yet alas I cannot run

Shackled hands behind my back, can’t move fingers or my thumbs

I can feel my heartbeat beating, deep within my chest

Lungs expending and contracting... Slowing, ‘neath my breast


A single round encroached, lead burning, molten hot

Mercury tipped, hollow point, the assassin’s toxic shot

I sense my body falling, watch it slumping to the floor

My eyes behold a brilliant light, that streams from Heavens door.


Death claimed my forsaken body, I need that cadaver no more

Another senseless victim, of another drug lords war.


Drug lordsGang warfarePaid assassinPoTaken out

◄ A party fit for a Prince



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Paul Sayer

Sun 5th Jan 2020 14:09

Charlotte your comments on this poem are so welcomed my friend.

The comments that others make, such as yours, and all those below
make it worthwhile knowing that what we write suspends us, at a certain line, word, sentiment that we may absorb the poets musings.

Thank you once again for looking back to see what's ahead.

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Charlotte Thomas-Rowe

Sun 5th Jan 2020 13:42

I love the flow of this poem, enjoyed reading this!

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Paul Sayer

Tue 10th Dec 2019 20:12

Hello Jeff

Thank you for dropping in and reading this. Your comments are most welcomed.

The video of Ben Okri's 'If you want to see how the poor die' made me cry. it is as you say, so moving.

He is such an inspiration.

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Jeff Dawson

Tue 10th Dec 2019 19:16

Hi Po, found this poem, gripping in it's intensity, great writing! Many thanks for your comments on Give me a Country that cares and my Grenfell poem, much appreciated, as was the video of Ben Okri 'If you want to see how the poor die' so moving, best wishes, Jeff

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Paul Sayer

Tue 10th Dec 2019 17:40

Thank you Vawtaw.

Eternal progress open to every human soul.

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Paul Sayer

Tue 10th Dec 2019 17:38

Hi Keith that is praise indeed my friend thank you very much for commenting.

Still I believe, a hanging offence to use, according to the 'The Geneva Conventions'

Not something you can just knock up on your kitchen table... thankfully!

Also not something the average Joe can tolerate... those kind of tolerances (wink wink).

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Don Matthews

Tue 10th Dec 2019 08:50

Come on WOLers stop it now
All this laughter, fun
Life's not full of fun and games
Just cos one Aussie puns

Who does he really think he is?
Life's full of gore and shit
He told me how to handle this
Just simply ig-nore it

What's that ?....

No I don't know him.....

Poor deluded soul......

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Tue 10th Dec 2019 02:22

Fascinating piece Po. To go inside the mind of someone transitioning from a toxic life. Bittersweet. 🖤

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keith jeffries

Mon 9th Dec 2019 23:40

I sank into this poem with melancholoy but felt fuelled with a strange sense of purpose. An incredible piece of work.
Thank you

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Paul Sayer

Mon 9th Dec 2019 23:18

Hi fans!!!!!

This is one of those sad but true poems.

Based on a cold case.

Nothing like a piece of realism to bring the tone down.

All this fun and laughter has GOT to stop!

Remember, life is a bit of shit... then you don't die!


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Don Matthews

Mon 9th Dec 2019 21:42

Although vivid and sad....this is good.


Mon 9th Dec 2019 21:03

This is heartbreaking sad write.....each move thru words moved me to the core.

Sad n hurting!! (tears!!!)

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