1st Prize Ambulance Ride (from Beyond Salvation)

he sits cowering in a chair / a throne of stone causing despair / never could he have hurt someone / he is out of step with the world around / the vacuum makes his body shrink / a pain from which his cold heart drinks / mr. “imbecile” is his first name / he is out of step with his only dream / he wishes he could lie / leave their ugly faces behind / if he could guard the doors of hell / they all would have to pay / those cruel men have come too close / grabbing for his dirty clothes / a taste of blood on his sore tongue / silent reminder of being someone / their order: “don‘t stop ‘til it‘s complete” / he is fixed now, a deep, hard defeat / where they take him, he does not know / emptiness has nowhere to go / destination / hospital, awareness / of what has / all gone wrong / in my world / he wishes he could lie / leave their ugly faces behind / if he could guard the doors of hell / they all would have to pay / he sits cowering in a chair / a throne of stone causing despair / never could he have hurt someone / he is out of step with the world around / the vacuum makes his body shrink / a pain from which his cold heart drinks / mr. “imbecile” is his first name / he is out of step with his only dream

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