Word based work: Eulogy

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one of my word based works, this one was based on the word

It was me who caused this.

The priest walks down the aisle, his head held up high,
showing strength for those in sorrow, for the heads whithout
the will to rise.

"We have gathered here today, to pay our tribute and respect to 
a friend, a son, a brother..."

I look up and watch him as he says his kind words. 
I shouldn't be here, I have hurt everyone here, 
I made them come here to remember their loss, what am I doing here.

"A child of god, who was called to join the holy spirit too soon,
too soon..."

I can't even remember why I did it, why I took their son, his brother,
their friend, her lover...

"He may not be with us today, but his smile, his sense of humor
will remain in our memories forever, as he rests in heaven, 
joined by our great father..."

Stop, just stop, don't ignore me! I killed him! Blame me, hate me, RESENT ME!

"Please come forward, and say your last goodbye"

The family rises and slowly walks up to the coffin.
the mother cries and can't get herself to speak. 
The father stays silent, his lips stay sealed, but his words could be seen in 
his teared up eyes.

I stand up, nobody looks up, I approach the body whose life I stole.

I look inside and I'm greeted by my own face, white and lifeless,
I almost laugh at the thought that it used to be me.

It was me who caused this.

Submitted: January 14, 2012

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This is so good! I love how at first you don't come out a say he killed him. my only critic id that God should be capitalized unless they believe in polytheism and believe in more than one gods... I know it probably doesn't make a difference just something I noticed lol.. I was wondering if you could check out my story the weird outcast it's about a child with ASD wrote about it for a girl scout project

Sat, January 14th, 2012 12:57am


thanks for the comment, also, i'm atheist so i don't realy
want to write god with a capital G, my apologies if that
offends you.

i read weird outcast and loved it ;)

Fri, January 13th, 2012 5:15pm

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