On Top of the Hill


on top of the hill, there’s a fire so close
like a drill, trees get burned in rows
a vision so gross like what the prophet said
in the boroughs people cry as the fire spreads
repent for we have sinned, the naked truth hurts
to our chagrin, nothing works with our effort
unholy as the light shines, scarring us for life
could this be a sign, to think of the afterlife?
until the time we can’t hide anymore
pay for our crime, that’s the cure

(c) ladyleemanila 2016


For: Wordle 248 Apr 24 by Brenda Warren


14 thoughts on “On Top of the Hill

  1. That video is mesmerizing. Wow! I love the cadence of your piece and your embedded rhymes. The juxtaposition of rhythm and rhyme with a dark subject matter always delights me. haha! Seriously. I love that. Thanks.

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