Vaughn Wood

(November 15 / San Rafael, CA)

Buried Alive


The moment I laid eyes on it I knew
there is life beyond this grave.
I was not meant to be restrained
by my own lament.

These concrete walls only leave one detained
from the freedom to envision a better tomorrow.
I tell you, the dead do rise
to yet an enlightened state
beyond an end of a life once hallowed.

So rest in peace my shadow of despair.
I see light
as my hope takes flight
beyond the zombie stare.

Submitted: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 01, 2013

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