And destruction complimented the stench of hunger
And lack of survival.
Mysterious fires burned under pressure
As a lonely cloud of companionless mist loomed overhead.
In this desperate cactus land,
A spread of barren landscape before me,
Am unable to shed a tear for it; dry as bone.
Life itself has come to a standstill.
When every ounce of energy has been drained by the human race
It makes you stop
What urges you on to live another day?
by Erin Gadd-Coates (14)
Fulford School, York
Competition - The Poetry Trials
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