Exit And Answer

Posted: November 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Terry S Amstutz

dead flaked walls,

i breathed there

my fear saw the grey plaster

with gun at my side,

ears distilled sounds

a gunshot,

sirens and screaming,

my unmended nature

by sociological  discourse,

returned fire,

i hit someone,

who.. i did not know,

body temperature raised

clammy trickle down my back,

this was my trap

one exit only,

sometimes i wish i listened

but chose not to,

shouts down the hallway

torches and light,

light attached to guns,

robbery no excuse 

to evade poverty,

now i was fallen

and unreachable,

lifting gun hand

i knew what to do


@dVersePoets with Terry S Amstutz



  1. I felt like I was there. You did this picture justice.

  2. coconutspeak says:

    It feels like I was there! Damn it, your good. Well done, my friend!

  3. ayala says:

    Intense and good write.

  4. slpmartin says:

    Once again you’ve told an intriguing story in your verse…well said.

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  6. brian miller says:

    intense man….desperation makes decisions that we have to live with…or not…

  7. mobius faith says:

    Wow! This poem has such a tragic beauty. One can almost hear the gunshot at the end followed by the deafening silence. Well done (again) Chris.

  8. Brilliant take on this pic ~ and tragic

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