Rotten Strawberries

Factory 81

He ran fast with every ounce of

He had as the girl made her way into the street

All at once images flashed through his mind

The day that he crumbled his clothes tattered and strained.

The day he saw the apocalypse

He knew the world was going to end; when and how He recalled the sacrifices

Everything he had, he gave awa.

Everything he had done was for everyone who crossed his path

The only thing he had ever known was to help others

But not himself

He remembered her face as he had seen it many Times before and all the moments

She and her friends laughed and teased him

Now homeless and youthless

They never knew what he truly was for they could Only see him as the butt of their jokes

and a source of cruel entertainment

Now that will change and he will now know it will change

For the one thing he never learned was self love amd respect

As he pushed her with all of the life left in him

Thrashing her against the ground she tumbled towards the curb

Looking back in anger to see what did this to her

She heard the screech of tires ring out

As his body was slammed against a speeding BMW He died never knowing a kind word

or a friendly face

Hating himself as he thought others did,

(and some did),

he did all within his simple mind

& power to earn their love or at least a smile. He died never knowing either one.