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Water Blood

August 16, 2013
By icebergstromboli GOLD, Benton, Pennsylvania
icebergstromboli GOLD, Benton, Pennsylvania
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Drinking deep the water wine
Mixing cobblestone and grime
Feed the babes and soak the wounds
Maybe we’ll be drowning soon.

Aching for the riverbed
Where there will be no need for bread
In the bloody river sands
Washing feet and staining hands

Sweet sedative of burning skin
Calm our gaping wounds within.
Cauterize these catalysts
Fill the starving masochists.

We have resigned to failure now
We murmur all together now
Drinking deep the water wine
It will comfort us in time

The author's comments:
This piece is inspired by one of the first scenes in a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Interpret it the way you please, but I like to see it in the light of the mentally ill. The ones that society has deemed insane, but society itself has created to be that way, similar to the situation in the french revolution as described by Dickens.

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