Poetry Tuesday – Laid to Rest

Upon her pearly, lacy skin

Red hot sparks of blazing fire

Singe and melt away

What seems like innocence.

When the heavy smoke clears,

All that remains

Are her wretched guts

Decaying in dead blood.

All the millions of colors

From leaves of October brilliance

Fall to dampness,

A forever lingering sadness

Of once better days.

Stars, moon, and sun–

All hidden by thick smog

That makes impure

The lungs of all who breathe.

Coughing, choking, suffocating–

And finally dying

As the last eyes of humanity

Gaze in sheer fright

At a mushroom cloud.

Can’t anyone see

We’re destroying ourselves?

Too late.

We’re already laid to rest

In our hellish “Kingdom of God”

(We had expected.)

With Satan’s glaring cat eyes

Piercing our hearts.

1999

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Author: Cynthia "Cyndi" Hilston

Cynthia Hilston is a thirty-something-year-old stay at home mom of three young kids, happily married. Writing has always been like another child to her. After twenty years of waltzing in the world of fan fiction, she finally stepped away to do her debut dance with original works of fiction. In her spare time – what spare time? – she devours books, watches Doctor Who and Game of Thrones, pets her orange kitty, looks at the stars, and dreams of what other stories she wishes to tell.  

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