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The Day I Dread

February 24, 2014
By itskatomall PLATINUM, Orlando, Florida
itskatomall PLATINUM, Orlando, Florida
32 articles 12 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh


The day I dread has finally arrived.
Emptiness leaves no space for words.
His lifeless soul hangs above the grave.
My steps are shakier with every breath.
My face becomes more hollow with each fallen tear.
I yearn and beg for more time.

As I approach his remains for the first time,
Realization hits me; the moment has arrived.
For the man I killed, I shed another tear.
The tombstone tells his final words:
"May my memory live on in your every breath,
But a tear must not be shed over me at my grave."

If it weren't for me, there would be no reason for his grave.
If we weren't amidst that mayhem, he'd have more time.
If I hadn't shot, it wouldn't have been his final breath.
In this moment, all of these regrets have arrived
In my mind; I am at a loss for words.
I remember the blood dripping, like a tear.

And I break down, and weep, tear after tear,
On this dismal evening, falls upon his grave.
I am remorseful; I have no words.
What can I say to make up for his lost time?
From their graves, other lost souls have arrived.
It is painful; I see each and every final breath.

I see the heaving of the chest; the breath.
And I watch each soul shed one final tear.
It seems that each one's death arrived
Without warning, and each one's grave
Was meant to remain empty for a much longer time.
Everything was taken away too early, like their last words.

I stare at his grave; at his closing words.
No one but me saw his final breath,
But I have decided that no one will see mine; it's time.
There will be no one here to shed a tear.
Maybe I'll be buried right next to his grave.
It is the ultimate sacrifice; upon this decision I have arrived.

As the knife goes in, the blood drips, like a tear.
I look at his grave and take in my last breath.
Death is calling; my time has arrived.


The author's comments:
This poem is written following the Sestina format. It is about a girl who kills a man and finally visits his grave. However, she cannot handle the guilt of being alive, while he died because of her.

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on May. 11 2014 at 8:10 am
itskatomall PLATINUM, Orlando, Florida
32 articles 12 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh

Wow, you have no idea how flattered this makes me. Thank you so much for the compliments and great feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed the poem and thought that it was well written. Thank you!

on May. 11 2014 at 8:08 am
itskatomall PLATINUM, Orlando, Florida
32 articles 12 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh

Wow, I'm so glad that you got into the poem that much. The purpose was to make it feel as if you were right in the middle of it! :)

on Mar. 18 2014 at 9:54 am
ImmortalRose GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
17 articles 1 photo 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran

Wow... this is amazing... However... and this may have been purposeful... Im not sure... you used the word "tear" a lot...

on Mar. 17 2014 at 10:19 pm
ansem_unlimited PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
33 articles 0 photos 140 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thou may think of me as desired, to idolize or villanize me whichever you may choose. but gaze upon me and thou sall not see the husk of a man! for all my sins and all my bliss, i am anything but hollow
-Ansem_Unlimited

if I was wearing a hat I would take it off to you, because this poem is so thurough, and sentimental, and emotional, I literaly cried reading this! I being the over anyliser I am i would nit pick over a billion things in this poem but I have nothing negative to say about it, you have impecible flow and... ERG I have such a hard time telling you how great this is! I would put this on my top five that I have seen on teen ink yet!  

on Mar. 17 2014 at 8:28 pm
RozaAlexander, Amory, Mississippi
0 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, & accepted by idiots.

oh my gosh! i loved this alot. i honestly go so caught up in the story i forgot its was poetry. its really really fantastic. 5/5


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