A Living Nightmare

Light Fills The Darkness-
Smoke Stenches The Night...
Flames Licking At The Walls.

Scorched Walls~Burned Dreams.

The Figure Lies Motionless-
Broken Upon The Pavement.
A Lost Soul.

Lights Flashing,
They Come To Aid...
Stretchers Out To Gather The Fallen.
Blood Flowing As A River.

Screams Of A Woman-
Violated And Cut.
Tears Streaming-
Calling To Her Love.

A Man In Black-
A Simple Streetcop...
With A Bittersweet Lie To The Aching Woman~He Lays Her Worries To Rest.

Rushed To The Hospital---
To Give Her Last Breath.

- Draven Taylor (1994)