Fallen Exhaustion (Free verse) by lukehanney
The world will rise with sleep in its eyes
It will shake and create a sunless wonder
From its tear-stained brow will fall mountains and clouds
And the seas will rise up as an army.
Through the valleys will flow a fountain of bones
And the rivers will cry out for mercy
And the sky will fall and the waves will pound
Tearing the stoney gray flesh.
The birds of the air will scream in despair
As their wings turns to blankets of lead
They will fall from the sky and litter the earth
Their song forever silenced.
And the trees of the land that stood tall in their youth
Will wither and bow to the dirt
And their spines will snap as their feet are torn
From the starvation soil of exhaustion.
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And men stab the earth and poison her veins
And curse as she bleeds out a warning
And the greed of their hearts will strangle their ears
And they'll die in the beds that they made.
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