Fallout: A Collection of Poems

Fallout: A Collection of Poems


Order Order!

                       Bring out the defendant 

This man stands accused
                       Of not going back to check 
Order Order!

                        The roads and bike lanes for bodies

                                                            Order Order!

                                                                   Caught red handed

                                                                                       Refusing to perform night-time rituals
                                                            Order Order!
                                                                                   Or check for cancerous lumps
How does the inner thought jury
                                                                      Find the defendant?
         String him up!

                                            Hang him!
Order Order!
                                            I hereby sentence this man
                                                                                              To another lifetime incarceration
Inside brain prison.

About The Author

Sam Barrowcliffe

I am nineteen years old and will begin studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick in September. Since starting at Mouthing Off as Creative Writing Editor, I have written and published a number of short stories and can’t wait to share even more. My favourite genres are horror and science – fiction and I take great inspiration from the likes of Rod Serling, Charlie Kauffman, H.P Lovecraft, Christopher Nolan and Phillip K. Dick. In the future, I hope to follow my dream of becoming a professional screenwriter and novelist, following in the footsteps of my idols. I look forward to publishing even more fiendish tales and I hope people will continue to enjoy reading them, as much as I have writing them!

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