The Dirge of the Dead

July 30, 2010
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Alarming acclamation of the accordion
Beastly bawling of the bass
Cringing cry of the cello
Dreaded demand of the drums
Frightful fuss of the fife
Ghastly growl of the guitar
Horrendous heckle of the harp
Jocular jest of the jug
Ludicrous lament of the lyre
Maniacal mourning of the mandolin
Odd obscenities of the oboe
Pallid plight of the piano
Restrained roar of the recorder
Sadistic squall of the snare
Tumultuous tirade of the trumpets
Violent voice of the violin

And then the sickening sound of silence

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Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm
This was extraordinarily well written, and I applaud you for this it. I admit, I have never read a poem that focuses entirely on alliteration. But you pulled this off quite nicely. Once again, this is an incredible poem.
tenz11 replied...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 9:48 pm
Thank you so much! :D
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