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Death of a Poem

Shot down in its prime.
Shot down
While making daisy chains in the park
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  • Awa Bah (4/8/2014 5:18:00 PM)

    A very beautiful imagery

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  • Nika Mcguin (4/8/2014 12:59:00 PM)

    Shot down in its prime.
    Lying dead now
    On a cold white slab.
    Experts dissecting its liver and heart,
    Picking over interesting bits.
    Sew it back together
    Please.
    Don’t leave it in the fridge.
    Give it a decent burial,
    Leave it some dignity
    And let me weep for it,
    Shot down in its prime.

    Simply beautiful and heartbreaking. The part I pasted above really reigns in all of the emotion, pity and sadness, felt at the death of a poem. And let me weep for it for me that was the punch line!

    ~Nika

  • Savita Tyagi (4/8/2013 2:35:00 PM)

    Shot down in its prime, young and delicate just like those New town kids.Couldn't help thinking of them while reading this soul touching poem.

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (4/8/2013 9:55:00 AM)

    A great poem bewitching in its thought and beauty.! Leave it some dignity / And let me weep for it, / Shot down in its prime.- are lovely lines that capture the heart, Sallie!

  • Babatunde Aremu (4/8/2013 9:01:00 AM)

    Great write. Keep the ink flowing

  • Hardik Vaidya (4/8/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    Sallie hawson you are the first and perhaps the last poet to have correctly aptly and brilliantly defined a poem.

  • Besa Dede (4/8/2012 7:44:00 PM)

    Very nice poem, beautiful imagery

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (12/16/2008 4:56:00 AM)

    Another good one I picked and mesmerized.

  • Kesav Easwaran (9/22/2008 2:15:00 AM)

    death of a poem...alright...but words resurrect strong here...a poem emotional built on good metaphor base...10

  • Chitra - (7/19/2008 7:53:00 AM)

    heartwrenching, nice poem

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