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HEROIN - TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

Poetry By: donkylemore
Poetry


I WAS GOING TO CALL THIS ' INCESTUAL MARRIAGE ' BUT I THOUGHT IT DISRESPECTFUL , I KNEW THEM BOTH, AND LOVED THEM BOTH EACH QUITE DIFFERENTLY- SHE WAS HIS LITTLE SISTER GROWING UP - THE KIND OF LIKEABLE TOM-BOY GIRL WHO STRINGED ALONG US BECAUSE SHE IDOLISED HIM , AND HER CHARM AND WIT WERE IRRESISTABLE ANYWAY.
BESIDES YOU JUST COULDNT SHAKE HER OFF.
SO I CHAANGED THE TITLE - IT IS THE SAD TALE OF BROTHER AND SISTER TAKEN BY THE RAVISHES OF HEROIN.
KNOWING HIM I SAW HER GO EXACTLY THE SAME PATH - SHE KNOWING SHE WOULD FOLLOW HIM ON THIS JOURNEY WITHOUT HOPE , BUT WHICH SHE COULDNT WAIT TO EMBARK UPON.
WHEN SHE WAS LAID TO REST SHE WAS 26.
HE HAD BEEN 30.


Submitted:Nov 23, 2008    Reads: 138    Comments: 2    Likes: 1   


We'd gathered in the funeral parlour
To pay our last respects, in a room so cold and alien
To her brother in his coffin
Ghostly white ; his ravished body berthed in his last harbour


Some years had passed since I'd seen her,
Blonde and beautiful , like all her family,
As now I saw and began to wonder
Just how much she could understand , or see.

Heroin had taken him , so easily
A willing passenger on its magic carpet
And sorted all his problems so magically
While weaving his ghastly , unrelenting net

In her glazed eyes I knew she'd just scored
As she looked into the coffin , at his sunken face , so white
As if one waiting in a railway station , bored
Not for not a train or bus , but for a fleece of the powder of delight.

Three years later we again gathered ;
Again in that unwelcome parlour,
And saw her white face so wretched and disheveled
As sister joined her brother ,in death , and in debt ;
to their heroin paramour





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