Narrow Escape
Author: Meridian Zuriel


Eyes on me like Iím an alien
A maggot
A piece of nothing
Their eyes burn my shirt off my back
They give me heartburn
I feel their fire
Their hatred
Their scorn
I canít do anything
But walk pass in this town
And hope to God
They donít rush me
Crush me
Hurt me
Kill me
My heartís racing,
Beating a thousand times a minute
Will I make it out of here alive?

They wait on the roof for me
Guns drawn for me below
Face raining sweat
Iím an outcast

Snitches revile me
Cowards talk amongst themselves about me
Drunks laugh at my slim chance of departure and escape
Bigots and punks await my downfall

From sunup to sundown
Iíve been going through this town
Trying to cross to the other side
Day has turned into night
Seems no room for survival in sight
I hope against hope that
Iíll make it out all right

Just got a pistol
No horse, no mule
I depend mostly on my feet and my wits
Last train arrives at nine
Itís 8:57
Can almost hear the whistle blowing
God help me in these last few minutes

Men smoking cigars and cigarettes
Belt of bullets tied around their waists
They follow me
A rusted train slowly approaches; comes to a stop
I get on, body hot from fear
I take a seat near the back
The train rests for what seems like forever
Until I slowly, finally pass them by
Until they become dots in the distance
My heart slows its pace
I bow my head
Thanking God for sparing my life


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meri ( -- Friday, October 14 2011, 06:39 am

inspiration came from

Western stories.
Meri ( -- Saturday, November 10 2018, 05:22 am


Thank you Kirk Douglas for providing such great entertainment.
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