Poem II

By: Lauren Frawner

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I lay alone among the ashes.
Eyes peer through the trees,
Bringing laughter and jeers from above.
A figure approaches from the East
Bearing pestilence and fear.

Shrouded in death, it draws nearer.
An acrid smell following close behind:
The odor of greed and anger.
A gnarled hand stretches forth
The beast beckons me forward.

My breath catches in my throat
As I succumb to the fear inside
And I realize
The beast is mankind.


Lauren Frawner

TWoMLauren Frawner is enjoying her first year of marriage. She loves to read and movies are her joy. She is the intelligent, fey child who danced in the rain, now a woman. (Written by Sarah Basore: Lauren’s mom.)

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