tallulah montegue

An Omen - The Owls Screeched In The Night

The shot rang out and into her thoughts
Stopping them for ever
Put down by a Colt 45
In the hand of a beloved sister

She lay dying
While all around her were crying
She tried to speak
But she was too weak
Then quietly passed away

Mother cleansed her precious body
Her sisters surrounded her with primrose garlands
And anointed her washed body with lavender scent

Beauteous box made specially
By hands of Emile Bardon
For a precious jewel to adorn
For the little girl he had always known

The passing of the night
Was watched till the dawn broke
The time was near for the final goodbye
Silently she was laid to rest

Nine twilight nights they walked to the grave
Father lamp in hand to show the way
Prayer by prayer chanting to the heavens
Like sorrowful beads from stunned hearts

They stood under the big tree
Staring down on earth marked by a wooden cross
The breeze shuffled the leaves
Gently caressing their aching hearts

As the graying evening turned dark
Then silently they walked home in long file
Their feet beating the earth
Like distant drums for the loss

Of their beloved, sister, daughter
Lost forever to the living eye
But held tight forevermore to our heavy hearts

The agony of loss showed its pitiful face
By the sound of weeping in the night
Outlook changed, anger appeared often
Father sat on the stairs and cried.....
'God is like Hitler! '

tallulah montegue

Submitted: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

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