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How is this JUST another ending?

Poetry By: Keeper of Hope

Often, a loss is only considered horrific to the few who'd recognized the pale face in the coffin and remembered the smile that had once lingered there.

Submitted:Jan 1, 2012    Reads: 9    Comments: 2    Likes: 2   

How Is This Just another Ending?

Blanketed grimly beneath a damp warmth

The photograph was held

Between the trembling hands

Of the grieved father with a loss

That dug farthest to heart

And made the faces in that picture

Haunt even his thoughts

So quickly

Their book closed

Another volume to

The stack that always grows


Father shook their empty cradles

Still laid their clothes out each night

And prayed for just one last glimpse

Of their sweet syrup grins

Who then whispered and chanted 'how'

When their deaths bombed his world

"How was it just another ending?"

Dreadfully the charcoal mascara bled

Like a raging river

Along the overheated

Cheeks of the whimpering teen

Who'd greeted no

Reason for her so bland existence

In a mean world

Giving up

Her book closed

Another volume to

The stack that always grows


Nobody smiled at her absence

Nor filled her now empty room

Yet they mourned the teen's farewell

And some wished they'd said hi

To the broken heart not mended

That screamed within all ears

"How was this just another ending?"

~ Can you imagine this poem as the lyrics to a jazz song? Perhaps some slow, deep, dark jazz?


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