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River Town

August 24, 2014
By jennag4 PLATINUM, New City, New York
jennag4 PLATINUM, New City, New York
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River Town

Flowing North

A very good direction to go


The river is meandering

Slowing sediments that look like popped pills flow through the stream

And out away to sea


River Town

A quiet jungle

With roars of the broken

And screams of the fallen


The liquid runs through

The veins of the unassuming river

And never stops

The river is flowing

Somewhere out to sea


The river is meandering

So surely, it would slow down

Or even stop

But it keeps going


Till the fallen

And the broken

Are ghosts and ghouls

Who haunt the River Town


No life lives forever

Dead men never rise up

Even the weariest river

Leads somewhere safe to sea

The author's comments:

I wrote this piece about the growing number of incidents with drugs and alcohol around my area which is commonly reffered to as the "river towns" because there very close to the hudson river. We are all "somebody else" to somebody else.

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