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Smiles, laughter, silly sounds
Running, joking, milling around

Fools abound in every crowd
Not noticing the coming clouds

The others leave, one fool remains
Everything’s quiet, the wind, the games

He spins and sings but doesn’t know
The absence of the sun’s red glow

A raindrop falls, tear of the sky
The herald of one yet to die

One friend returns, a girl no less
So pretty in her new red dress

She calls to him “Fool, come back in!”
But cannot be heard o’er the din

Large torrents fall on sheets of steel
The cries are muffled by an echoing peal

Of thunderclaps, the fool, he freezes
Noticing now the violent breezes

The fool returns, and in his flight
He dodges left, a lightning strike

She grabs for him and holds him tight
Now heedless of their stormy plight

The march inside, hand in hand
But none seem to understand

The fool was struck by a godly power
An old clock now resounds the hour

Four past noon the damned thing reads
The one called fool now ceases to breathe

His form falls limp onto the floor
As the girl stares awestruck from the door

Death’s cold gaze now fixed to him
He appears from shadows, like an awful sin

The girl pleads “No!” but Death moves on
He instead now hums, the Dirge, HIS song

A forlorn wail from the maiden’s lips
Brings tingles to Death’s fingertips

He grasps the fool around the collar
Leaving his sign, the lily, a flower

A lightning bolt, with that, he’s gone
Just echoes of his mournful song

No smiles, no laughter, no silly sounds
All notice now the going clouds.
Stroke of inspiration brought on my boredom. Most people I've shown seem to like it. Just let me know what you think.

Memento Mori.
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Jack-Farren Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
this is wicked! nice writing!!
AwkwardZombie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Thanks. ^^; Always nice to have someone appreciate my work.
Jack-Farren Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
my pleasure!! =] i enjoyed reading it.
bunnie-love Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
aww. that was cute. i liked it. it totally was all like visually forming in my head. its nice. you should make more. :3 pfft. u got some free time now dont you? ;p
AwkwardZombie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Dude... ^^; Why does everyone like it...?

Anyway... the inspiration is as random as the urge to write, so they come when they please.
bunnie-love Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Same question as why do people seem to enjoy my company. Gotcha there, don't I? Bully! Im such you have much inspiration! *throws frailing arms towards a standee of brooke* Exactly. But that's nice to hear.
AwkwardZombie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
People enjoy your company because you're awesome. Dude, you do NOT know how badly we'd miss you if you ever went anywhere.
bunnie-love Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
WillingToBleed Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
That was absolutely amazing!
Great Job!
AwkwardZombie Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
^^; I... it's not that good...
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