TRIGGER WARNING. THIS IS GOTHIC POETRY; DARK THEMED POETRY THAT IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED MACABRE, FRIGHTENING, AND/OR DEPRESSING. DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE PRONE TO MENTAL ILLNESSES, ESPECIALLY ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION. YOUR LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN YOUR OPINION OF A REALLY OLD PIECE OF POETRY.
STILL HERE? ARE YOU SURE? OKAY….
Welcome To Hell
Blinding light, nightmare outside.
No time to cry, no time to wonder why.
Taken by surprise, total shock.
Hear the screams of the innocent
Damned with the guilty.
Welcome to Hell
Missiles like needles pointed at the sky.
While we laughed and looked away.
Welcome to Hell.
We walked the edge with a smile.
But now we’ve fallen, the killing has begun.
Twisted shapes in a black landscape.
Acid rain falls on a wasted land.
Everything we had is gone, now our time is over.
Civilization a fragmented dream, a second’s
Flicker of memory in the mind of a lone survivor.
Yet we still wait to seal our fate at
The whim of a war crazed man.
An unknown leader of an unknown land.
-Cherilyn Formanek, (1989)