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The City of Hell... The Land of One

Traveling drifter… Travels…and travels more … Humming the song of choice In a quivering voice… never die young… never grow old … as life begins to unfold.
One mile a minute, on a million miles of morbid memories…on the road of no return, leading to the land of the unknown…fragments of charred remains of civilization frozen in time .
As you reach the gates, of the city of hell…and broken promises, tethered souls and chattered dreams. Standing in a helpless struggle, in a vortex of shifting winds, stretching your slumping neck…gasping for breath of decadent musty air…
Clearing the gray dust, grains of blistering sand, off your sunken weary eyes… wiping with your restless hand …the deep crevasses on a shriveling face… revealing the long hidden reality of a troubled past…and a future, yet still in doubt .
River of tears began to flood your eyes…as you began to cross the dry bed of the river of sorrow…winding its way…as a venomous reptile…across the valley of doom …and the distance beyond.
Skeletons of shepherds…with pitiful raged costumes… in a motionless dance…
Flocks of not so innocent sheep, wandering aimlessly… in the harsh forsaken land…grazing on dust balls and thorn bush…lost its green…some hundred years past…searching in a futile pursuit of … the wise.
So have no fear great master…for you have arrived… in the company of the merchants of false hopes…the interpreters of wicked dreams…and the tellers of fortunes yet, to be had.
Welcoming Vouchers, perched on petrified skulls and rocks…lurking in every corner…with their seductive eyes… scorpions in a final embrace…Ravens in the sky with their croaking cries.
Now you… and you alone…shall rejoice…and bask in the glory, as the master of the land of one.

Sweet Dreams

Abdulhamid Mustafa
hameda@comcast.net


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