• Sharon Dorival

I Heard Them Coming

I Heard Them Coming

The silence hummed inside my head I could hear the blood rushing through my veins. I listened to the heavy rain washing open my mind. It flooded me with memories memories I wanted to forget. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up already. The room echoed. It was the sound of the dead Get out. Get out. I heard them coming. They all were drumming Marching feet neared the entrance. Stop it! Stop it! I yelled in my mind. Humming, Drumming. Dreams the master Master of creation Creation of invitations Invitations of opportunity Opportunity leading to this demise. Leave. Leave they say. This land is going to the dogs. But this land is mine. I'll fight till I die. Humming, Drumming. But it's not ending. I put my hands on my ears Shut up. Shut up. Shut up!!! Humming, Drumming, Humming, Drumming But I cannot stop it. I heard them talking but I didn't understand. Humming, Drumming They were calling out to me. Come out. Come out. They seem to say. I yanked. I yanked. With all my might Give it! Give it back. Softer, Softer The humming,drumming ceased. I listened with relief Peace. Peace. Peace at last. © Sharon Dorival 2016

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