The DogMore Like This
by ilbv and Shoaryon
ilbv had been online for hours. "Gosh I need to get some air, I'm rotting myself silly". Closing his laptop, he stood up and stretched. "Fresh air is a good thing anyway."
Getting his jacket from the hall closet, ilbv slipped it on and walked out the door, being sure to lock it. He slipped the key into his pocket and inhaled deeply the fresh air. Smiling to himself, he walked down his driveway and turned left on the adjoining sidewalk.
As ilbv walked down the highway there's a rustle, a limping form of a large dog was stumbling from the bushes. He barked, whining and tumbling on some rocks. The canine smacks his side on the ground and just lays there, panting from the struggle it took to get there far. His leg is bruises and slightly bleeding.
ilbv stopped suddenly, watching the animal moan and struggle. "oh dear." ilbv said half aloud. He hurried over to the animal and keeping back a few paces he held a hand out,
CloudlessI've seen a blind womanMore Like This
Growing cold outside,
An older image of
Our younger selves.
She wears a shard of mirror
And a broken sword
Screaming "Look at yourself!"
She is the scales; she is the statue,
She is what we should have always been,
But she has long since been replaced by greed.
This eternal rain of dust has fallen
Down upon the scales,
And they're broken,
Rusted, and brown...
What gives you the right to
Take life away?
In the dawning of our darkest hour,
Who says what's right?
What gives us the right to
Take life away?
While these images are cutting through
A cloudless September sky.