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Children Of The CornIt was dark and smelled like damp soil and corn. I didn't know where I was, but it wasn't home. I was curled in to the fetal position on the ground trying to make myself wakeup from this nightmare, but it wasn't working. I clasped my fist around a handful of dirt and slowly pushed myself up in to a kneeling position. Chills went down my spine as I felt the wind blow through the holes in my plaid shirt and green tank top. I examined the scratches on my arms and legs and pulled my shorts down. I finally lifted my head and looked around. I was in the middle of a small circle, surrounded by corn. "Where am I?" I whispered.
"You're in Gatlin pretty lady." A boyish voice said behind me.
I turned around quickly to see a pale boy with a black church suit and black hat covering half of his eyes looking at me. "W-what? Who-o are you?" I questioned.
"I am Isaac.
Life is but a DreamWe are just unnourished frail bodies,
overfed with white lies and short-lived-euphorias.
Books filled with black letters,
etching lurid images into our utmost dreams.
Veering us from the big picture...
the one we fail to paint ourselves.
Our fists much too busy with fights,
that we are bound to lose.
Too occupied in line waiting,
for creativity to be let loose like a stray dog.
As if we will find home in this pursuit of happiness...
but we only enclose each other in small rooms
with nothing but old laptops.
How many times I've guessed which letter could it be...
Which letter could it be?
To free us from havoc-stricken-thoughts?
They come and go, unending like 24 hour subway stations.
There's no break for this lonely man,
heaving every breathe of stale air
into my overused lungs...
Living in confined walls of flesh
held up with brittle paper-mache bones.
Which day is it that I will burst out from this cage of a life?
And hover with the Gods found in carefully binded bo
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