neilsthepoet blog: October 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

I saw

I saw
Halfway to Hell
Halfway to Heaven

I saw a young boy on a drug corner
Standing there all alone
I wondered if he’d been abandoned
Thrown out of his home

I saw a booney hatted one
Riding on the bus
Moving in the shadow
Amongst the few he had left to trust

I saw the bridge where the tramps
Went underneath to sleep
Or to get a bullet in the forehead
Put there by some creep

I saw a string of lights
And they were all coming straight at me
As I ran along side the road
To stay strong enough to remain free

8:27 pm
transcribed this time
8:30 pm