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    Marshall41 - Weekly Poetry Contest (102) Winner

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    Mind's Prison
    By Marshall41


    They’re watching me, always watching.
    Right!
    Left!
    Nothing, where did
    They go?

    Empty corridors, white
    walls,
    numbers on
    plaques, spotless
    floors.
    Can’t fool
    me!
    Must escape this
    prison, their needles
    and truth serums,
    whores and
    doctors in smocks and gloves.


    A lazy night guard,
    A Prison watchman,
    chronically obese,
    bulging muscles,
    holstered truncheon,
    machine gun.

    Creep, creep up.
    “Hey, you!
    You’re supposed to be in bed.”
    Caught, flashing
    reD Lights, alArms
    scrEAm a cuCkoo’s
    Caw, a chick
    eScapes,
    notflying, but
    Falling
    Over the eDge
    cruel gravity cruel.

    “Hey, c-c-calm down,
    time for bed, it’s o-okay.”
    nO turniNg back,
    aTTackaTTackaTTack,

    “I-I don’t want to hurt you”
    AttAckAttAckAttAck,
    Sprawling bodies,
    Got his GUN!
    JaMMed.
    SwingBeatCrushPoundSmachKill!

    Eye sockets collapse,
    Teeth shatter,
    One rib cracks,
    Two,
    Three,
    Fingers snap, flesh
    Peals back, bone
    Splinters,
    Red splatters, paints the hall.

    Noise fills the night,
    light and bodies hurry to see.
    More are Coming!
    Guard still alive.
    Break his nose! Break his jaw! Break his arms! Break his neck! Break his face!
    BREAK HIS LIFE!

    Doctors’ Nurses’ Surgeons’ Medics’
    hands free man from corpse.
    blood pools at foot,
    Covers his hands,
    Covers his face.
    “Hold him still,”
    a flash on flesh,
    “Sleep now sleep.”
    Arms numb,
    Vision blurs,
    No escape,

    the sick can rest.

    They’re watching us, always watching.
     
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    Congratulations. You had a great poem!
     
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