A Passerby

Poem By Carmina Abrenica

Hundreds of stars shining in the sky
In a ruthless time of an innocent passerby
When suddenly a kiss of death hailed down her eyes
As the night gave her a terrible smile when tragedy befell
And fate swept away all of her dreams as well

The cruel midnight hours had stolen her youth
When the silent boulevard became her temporary booth
Had the traffic lights came to rest when nobody knew?
What a treacherous driver had ventured down the avenue
In a split second, she was cloaked in the trappings of an evil hue

The eerie glow in the sky
Vanished as she closed each of her eye
In the street, she was left wholly bruised
Her loved ones found her in a misty silhouette
Where on earth did viciousness ever triumphed? Is this what kindness begets?

Ever given the chance to let her sorrowful voice be heard
In anguish, she could have uttered how much her whole being bled
A last wave to this heartless man in a black vehicle with depravity embedded
This damsel's terrible twist of fate dawned upon her at twenty-four
If only she could bargain for another life once more

MCVA
8/21/17 5: 22 AM

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