Here is the next of this series of forgotten poems from 2000 – 2005. I used to use a lot more structure in my poetry and didn’t actually start experimenting with avant garde/free verse until I was in college.
At the end of the poem I decided to add a final stanza to provide closure to the narrative and try to make sense of the story being told.
An Examination Of Death
Marybeth died at 65
Too bad her children aren’t still alive
No one was there to plant the tree
On top of her mound to set her free
Harold passed at only 7
Told his mama he was going to heaven
Didn’t hear the fights night and day
Or the shot fired when Mama got in the way
Tommy was gone in ’44
Never had been to war before
When his bride received the news
Next they found her in a noose
Kristy was only 18 years old
When her poor mama was told
She took her life one sunny day
Leapt from the building – cross the way
Daisy was a carefree girl
Loved her Johnny’s special lure
Watched him die before her eyes
At the hands of paradise
All the world can find its fate
Then associate and relate
With every death comes less time
All to end this awful rhyme
Daisy stands by Marybeth’s stone
Knowing they both were together alone
She kneels down to plant a seed
So finally her soul, from pain, is freed
Thank you for taking the time to read these today! Have you ever found any of your old writing? What did you think of it? What do you think of this one? I’d love to hear in the comments!
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