Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: damned, babble and cherished.
The Hall of the Damned
The Hall of the Damned is seething,
There’s smoke and fire and din.
There’s filth and there is misery
And the only way is in.
In this sorry hall of agony
The place is fiendish hot;
The people writhe with endless pain,
And struggle with their lot.
They have no way of knowing
What lies beyond its walls
But babble on in endless hope
That it's a better place that calls.
In this verdammt and musty hall
All faint hopes are cherished.
As those who did not grasp a dream,
Invariably just perished.
But what if this depressing place
Was reality, in the raw?
What if this is all we get—
Just this and nothing more?
What if we knew we had one shot,
Just one crack at our heartfelt dream,
Would we be quite so tolerant
Of those who skim the cream?
In the darkened Hallways of the Damned,
There is smoke and fire and din.
Is it because we have been fooled,
To let the bastards win?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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