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[Contribution] The City of Dead Living

          I will come to haunt you
          I have been broken beyond repair
          Do you know how it feels
          to have your clothes ripped
          naked, unconscious
          and then your body, ripped
          like a shredded disposable bloody piece of flesh
          and then your spirit, ripped
          that refuses to live and die at the same time
          I will not give in or give up
          Oh no, I will not go away
          I will come to haunt you

          I will come to haunt you
          Every time you see tinted glasses
          a metal rod
          a passing bus
          the light, the night
          his face, her face
          Every time, every time your heart beats
          I will not be forgotten, written off
          disappear from the headlines i will
          but from your consciousness, i will not
          because I will come to haunt you

          I will come to haunt you
          Protest, like I did
          Scream, like I did
          Do it all
          ‘cos my fall was your falling
          ‘cos my call, is your calling
          I will not be ashamed
          or damned
          or scared
          or scarred
          I am broken beyond repair
          but I cannot be trashed
          not by the Ministers
          not by the Leaders
          not by the Police or Media
          not by you
          ‘cos you will see me
          as I come to haunt you

          I will come to haunt you
          Not of my own will or desire
          Because I could not care much
          but for your sake
          to keep you aware, awake
          that when you walk on the road
          that when you take a bus
          that when you smile
          that when you go the next mile
          the perverse
          the perverted
          the inhuman
          the barbaric
          are all there, out there
          so don’t spare
          a moment to let off your guard
          because I will come to haunt you
          in this city of dead living

          This post originally appeared on the blog Outlandish and has been republished with kind permission from the author.

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