Abandon hope, etc.

On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.



Sadly how we’ve all become, what we feel, see, touch everyday. We see death everyday starving everyday.
The strong only survive rule is bullshit. A lie a hope a dream. You die you die and you’re dead your gone you’re burned you’re buried you’re dead. That’s it. That’s all. No sickness and no more memories you walk on as humanity thinks it’s still better than you or I wish. But this is no dystopian movie or a novel you have read. Where the gathering places of human beings reek of stink, piss & shit. So you keep on moving, keep living.


Abandon all ye who enter here.


This is what hell looks truly looks like. This is what hell is.

Abandon hope, etc.

Abandon love, etc
Remain a vacant nothing or you shall surely perish.



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(TALON) R.M. Engelhardt has published several books over the last two decades including Nod~Logos~Alchemy~The Last Cigarette: The Collected Poems of R.M. Engelhardt and others. A poet & writer, Engelhardt through his ideas and visions has helped to create a large amount of the Upstate, Albany, NY spoken word~poetry scene and is the former host of the long running "SCHOOL OF NIGHT" an Open Forum-Mic For All Poets held each month in Upstate NY. His work has also been published by many journals on the net & in print including Retort, Red Fez, Rusty Truck, Sure! The Charles Bukowski Newsletter, Thunder Sandwich, Fashion For Collapse, 2nd Avenue, Hobo Camp Review, Danse Macabre, Full of Crow, The Outlaw Poetry Network & many others. Look for his new book , THE BONES OF OUR EXISTENCE © in 2016. www.thepoemremains.com www.troypoetrymission.com www.albanypoets.com All Poems, Writings & Information Contained On This Blog Is The Property & Owned By R.M. Engelhardt. www.rmengelhardt.com www.thepoemremains.com Copyright © 2017