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WeltschmerzHow great is our depravity
Laid bare under the sun
What good is left in mankind's heart,
What evil left undone?
Mothers drown their young ones
As our school children are raped
We give little girls to wantonness
And execute our unborn babes
Put death for life and wrong for right
Curse God's name for sins our own
Deceive ourselves, betray our friends
Deify our hearts of stone
We lift our egos to the heavens
Yet act as beasts of lowest grade
Consuming all in our insanity
Marching headlong toward the grave
Hate-spawned wars and avarice
Bring desolation on the land
There is no hope for life on Earth
There are too few who understand
And so we plunge headfirst into
The beginning of the end,
All compunction cast aside,
Into the Devil's open hand
Copyright 2006 Jedidiah Oelrich
The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot... the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
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