Author: Saral Hylor PM
For those who need to wake up to the worldRated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Words: 289 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 04-19-06 - id: 2157480
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I am standing in the middle of a field, surrounded by millions of people.
We are all happy, all smiling.
Then I wake from my dream to a world of cruelty and war.
There is little peace and love in this world,
it was sucked dry a long time ago.
I wake in the trenches,
to the sound of bombs being dropped over head,
and the sound of gunfire ripping open the nights air full of death.
I wake in side a concentration camp,
cold and hungry.
There is the smell of death and illness.
People all around me are crying from hunger and fear.
I wake to the sound of a siren
as another ambulance rushes down the street
to where a car is crumpled,
wrapped around a tree,
as yet another teenager becomes a road death statistic
I wake to the sound of my parents fighting,
yelling and screaming at each other.
I wake cold and lonely in a side street,
wishing I had a home to go to
I wake in a small unknown village
in what seems to be a forgotten country.
My parents are dead,
and there is no food for me to give to my siblings
I wake in a hospital bed
the nurse besides me tells me that I was beaten,
by my homophobic father when he discovered
just who I am.
I wake in front of the tv,
as the news shows yet another car bombing,
killing many, and I wish for a time without war,
without hate, anger and death.
I wish everyone else would wake up to the world
and realise what is going on.
I wish they'd all wake up
and do something to stop this.