Every morning when I read the paper, there's another murder, another crime. This poem portrays the fear, the heartbreak of the people and how my city dies every night with each murder, that is revealed when the light of day dawns.

Burning City Sunset

White faces in the windows
Streets besieged in ash
Winds mourning in the sunset
Orange fire spreading across the sky
The city will burn
Engulfing victims tormented by pain
Overwhelming thoughts of angst
Prevailing as the city's bane
Shrieks of cries and sorrow
Howls of revenge and madness
The sun continues to die
Bleeding over the city
The orange has fallen to the sidewalks
As darkness creeps cold
The fires swarm the streets
Thundering through the windows
Fuel keeps burning
The smell of flesh and sin
Darkness blankets the horror
Until the morning

Poetry by Shas Ramlogan
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Written on 2006-05-28 at 00:03

Tags Death  Crime 

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Another heartfelt, chilling write...great job.

Malin Johansson
This poem was horrifying... What an image you gave me with this poem...
when I see the images in this poem I truly wish that the world would be a place with just harmony.... Full of peace...

OH MY GODNESS i love this one this is so very powerful and i am saving it as a bookmark!!! this is a fabulous text keep on writing!!
amber lynn

Zoya Zaidi
"The sun continues to die
Bleeding over the city
The orange has fallen to the sidewalks"

Beautifully crafted images!

This is a very powerful piece, dear Shas,
I am most impressed!
Love, xxx, Zoya

Dan Cederholm


This is so powerful

It takes the breath out of me

hey man a wonderful poem!!!

Rgds Dan


Onyeka Nwelue
I don't know why writers born between 1986-89 are dazzling and powerful. This is mesmerizing and I guess not only in Nigeria that these crimes occur...


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hey man you werent wrong this is a powerful piece written with the skill of a true poet your range is so wide you are destinedvto be a very tllented poet in the future i will watch out for you well done rgds mike in my favs

*shudder, deep breath*

Astonishingly, chillingly, truthfully, terribly beautiful.

Julie Shehata
Such vivid imagery! A wonderfully written piece about the very sad demise of a city that is home to an extremely talented young man.

Kathy Lockhart
This is outstanding. Your ability to bring me to the scene is powerful! I saw it all, playing out in my mind's eye. We have murders here in Louisville, KY everday as well. You have captured the horrors of it all. Excellent piece, Shas! kathy

Mischa Ash Brookes
This is so captivating. The images are rich and breath-taking. Its unfortunate about your city, but the way you portray the issue is beautifully done. Awesome poem.

omg, so beautiful! I had to look up somewords but It+s realy grate!

You'r getting a warm, dark feeling when you read it. You can interpret on many ways but it's beautiful on every way.