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Lost Promise Land by Gary R. Ferris
There is a place of total darkness,

Where wine and liquor flow;

Where people that are heartbroken,

Find they have to go.
The lights outside,

They shine so bright;

Can even attract children,

And angels of the night.
The walls are square,

And imitate gold;

Where one leaves sorrow,

And starts to feel bold.
One feels assured,

And like they have a chance;

As a complete total stranger,

Asked them for a dance.

So happy and joyous,

The atmosphere may seem;

But the devil is lurking,

And starts to redeem.
Full of pride,

They boast of their gains,

Until the outside is gone,

And nothing remains.
So cocky and sure,

That they can’t loose;

They can’t see the pain,

And the people they use.
Once they’re awaken,

And see what they’ve lost;

They can’t seem to leave,

No matter the cost.

Now Satan boasts,

Of his newly acquired band;

And the souls he has trapped,

In his lost promise land.

Written 11-23-90
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