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[October 16]: Eviction

Posted on the 16 October 2012 by Sarahkasm @Sarahkasm

That was not quite the scenarioAny of them could have predictedThe shock of it rested on a single question:How do you let go Of home?
No, you don’t.So, he thought
And without further ado,He decided no one could have it.
Flames thick with hungerFuelled by his angerAnd the can of gasoline he stole
From the pavement, they watched As the fire’s tongue licked the windows,As the sirens grew louder,As the crowd drew around them,Trying to comfort themBefore the full magnitude of the loss would sink in
But him,He ran,The law at his heels, Yelling all sorts of thingsAbout keeping their heads high, Dignified
Never beg, never put yourself At their feet.
That’s why he chose to flee.
See, it turns out that you can’t burn down your own property,Especially when it is about to be somebody else’s
She thinks of Adam and EveConvicted, Found Guilty,Verdict: Eviction But paradise never became a burning furnace-The inferno of their cemented residenceBurned fiercer within her soul’s abode-
Is this hell to be our new home?
As she watched the smoke rise towards the night’s dark clouds,She wept at the thought Of all those photographs, film, burning slowlyOf all the memories she will never get back
Of her grandfather’s diary Carefully chronicling their clan’s history, unmemorizedOf her mother’s last golden ringOf her sister’s paintings
Of all her writings, despite their inferiority Rejected, unpublishable qualityIt was still hers
Of her father’s guitar, strings worn out,With tunes to soothe his baby girls little troubles;They were still played in the living room, ten years later
And of her brother’s corner Where theories and practice metIn every kind of metal his hands could get
No, no, no, she could have dealt with eviction,There was always the hope of going backNow it was all burned down to the boneDestroyed
It certainly wasn’t heavenBut it was home.
------October Poetry: in the style of April Poetry (U.S. National Poetry Month),U.K’s poetry month is October.Personal Mission: 31 days, 31 poems.Challenge Accepted.Link to others:

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