Where Have All the Children GoneUpon landing at Wasteland the eerie voice of Joseph Kerschbaum sounded in my head and I began to silently mutter “Where have all the children gone… ” as I scanned the streets for signs of life. I happened upon a lone teddy abandoned in the cracked streets, upon closer look it didn’t appear to have been there for too long. This indicated that life in this sector could possibly exist, at least life in the not too distant past. A rustle in the bushes distracted me and a Roving Eye appeared and focused on my foreign body. The government’s sight into a world they helped destroy, their last efforts to keep the citizens under control in the harsh environment. I held my breath hoping not to be discovered. I wanting to curse their denial of climate change and their resistance to embrace a cleaner world as it would hamper the lining of their deep pockets. The rover moved on and I continued to look for life at the shelter. I walked down a ramp to a room with glowing water and heard a shriek from above “Don’t go down there,  it’s toxic for humans.” It was James, he was still alive…..

The creaking silence of age echos through the streets.
Sounds like old wooden floors under heavy feet.
All of the children once running around have evacuated
Or maybe they’ve just disappeared

Where have all the children gone?

Just yesterday they were tying ribbons in trees and swinging from the branches.
They were leaping over hot coals and swooning at anything

Where have all the children gone?

Those of us who remain wonder around like abandoned children in shopping malls.

Where have all the children gone?

Maybe this is just a dream
Maybe we are sleeping in rooms filled with metal shelves
If we put our ears to those shelves they would tell us stories of how they were emptied

Emptied by the fingers of fathers
Emptied into the flesh of their sons and daughters.

Where have all the children gone?

We hope they’re hiding
We hope they’re playing a game
But we know this is really happening

Where have all the children gone?

HELMET: Bio Helmet {black} Rare by The Forge ~ Available at the Arcade
PAULDRON: Pauldron {black} by The Forge ~ Available at the Arcade
OUTIFIT: Ninja by Pucca Firecaster Creations ~ Available at We Love Roleplay {Opens June 4}
COLLAR: Dragonstooth Collar by Roawenwood
HAIR: Ophelia Hair {Equinox} by Tableau Vivant
NAILS: Basics Nailpolish Pack {Dark&Monochrome} by Adore&Abhor
TEDDY: War-Ready ilo {black} by yumyums
POSE: Mellow by DelMay

James Samiam is wearing the Roving Eye avatar by Flea Bussy

LOCATION: Wasteland (Rezz Friendly)

 

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