In the land of forever night
where all the clocks stopped at midnight.
Were the ghosts of hundreds of thousands graves
whose bodies were enslaved
by a spirit who possessed them all
in the time of the fall.
The spirit gained their souls by contract
there bodies dead but in tact
raised by a nightmarish magic
to walk the mars once more.
In the cold air
the living built a wall of fire round the last city.
they built an escape rocket to send their people to safety
but still the ghosts of Mars
look with empty eye sockets at the stars.
By Daniel Hooks
AKA Alienpoet on Facebook