The Stranger
Author: Everett


The stranger walked along the open road looking for a ride.
His scars and pain he could not hide.
The blood on his hands made it worse.
The dirt on his face couldn’t cover his curse

Ask him how it feels to leave love behind
He’ll tell you how love and trust can leave you blind
His stories will leave you wondering how he made it this far.
He walks the lonely road to follow the stars.

This is what happens when the forgotten call your name
You stand with the shadows and take the blame
The stranger stumbles onto the street and can barely see
Headlights dance in the dark as he whispers “please forgive me”.

This time he will not be alright.
He knows he won’t make it through the night.
As he reaches the end, his tears get colder.
The sky will fall over his tired shoulders.

The stranger reaches his hands in desperation
He listens to the wind but gets no explanation.
The stranger knows death is closing in
He closes his eyes and waits for a new life to begin


Comments on this poem/writing:

LinzAy ( -- Saturday, March 14 2009, 12:44 pm


Very visual. Good job :) Saw the whole thing in my head...
shiloh ( -- Saturday, March 14 2009, 03:21 pm

truly a work of art...

this is one that i appreciate, understand, can relate to, and am totally blown away by... an excellent bit of putting your mind out there for others to see beyond the gray that hardly anyone wants to see beyond... you took a beautiful chance sharing this — thank you. peace...
everett ( -- Saturday, March 14 2009, 04:30 pm

thank you

I really appreciate the kind comments guys! Thank you
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