Fallout: A Collection of Poems

Fallout: A Collection of Poems


I embark on a little guilt trip 
Down the swamp of modern life

The crocodiles watch me drift 
Beckoning me with tear stained eyes

Dirty bubbles pop with screams 
Begging me to jump for a swim

As I sail the boat grows heavier 
Weighed down by unanswered cries

I’m sinking now.
And the water is more than grateful

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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