Margaret Alice Second

(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

I’m Dead (Revised)


I’m dead, don’t know how or when I died
although I do know why – endless lists of
French political news items broadcast in
stereo-audio booming with journalists’
machine-gun-fire voices have destroyed
my ability to prioritize

the senseless violence in African and
European countries facing like financial
crises coalesce into a grim grey stream – I
realize I cannot read these journals sanely,
much less memorise for language class,
my empty mind inanely vacillates

I do not care – with no substitute aims and
no alternative my mental gyroscope becomes
unsteady, even if I could seek help I’d still
lack the terms to describe my dilemma,
I cannot formulate the problem – unless
the explanation is I’m dead already

Submitted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Edited: Thursday, November 17, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (I’m Dead (Revised) by Margaret Alice Second )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Ego Control, Ali Faisal
  2. Coming Home, Randy McClave
  3. what is this? i don't even..., Mandolyn ...
  4. Today is but tomorrow..., David Lessard
  5. Sa hagupit ni Yolanda, nagkabuhol-buhol, Sonny San Juan, Jr.
  6. At Nights, Madrason writer
  7. Trajectorya ng masuyong hampas-lupa, Sonny San Juan, Jr.
  8. falling down a well, well, you pushed me, Mandolyn ...
  9. Indeed, george albot
  10. Poets, Do You Agree?, Sandra Feldman

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. One Art, Elizabeth Bishop
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]