A Path to Death MAG

May 19, 2010
By Anonymous

A deeper tug that pulls at
The corners of my heavy heart
Like a minnow pulling away from the line
A sigh that is the intake
Of breath
That takes up all my strength
I am ashes soaring in the wind
A million pieces of dust
Settling down to Earth
My will is gone
Crushed by the lack
Of care
A sharp pang
A small twinge
Of regret
That I couldn't have done
Just a little bit more
Freedom's teasing just like
A swift breeze in the summer sun
Lack of care, lack of sleep
Is what pulses through me
Death, death, death
As I write this last farewell …

The author's comments:
I thought of this poem while I was reading "Under a War-Torn Sky" in school. This relates to the setting of World War II and the hardships of one American pilot and his struggle for survival.

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This article has 2 comments.

Mikki said...
on Apr. 25 2011 at 5:47 pm
Great Job!!

on Jun. 19 2010 at 9:56 pm
I can tell this author really "felt" what the characters were feeling.  The poem is very expressive and heartfelt.  Super job on use of figurative language! 


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