Death's "Accident"

March 31, 2012
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Death had an “accident” the other day-
A broken neck.
He was walking home from work
On his lonely, little trail
Thoughts of war
Permeating from his ill-fated mind.
I watched in disgust
As the man who had taken my brother
With one shot to the chest
Arrogantly marched along.
Vengeance
The shallowest of qualities in a person
Is always,
Always overpowered by love.
So, I crept up behind him
And without hesitation,
Did the unthinkable;
I stuck out my leg
To trip him.
Instantly, he let out a holler that was answered by
A bird’s shriek of delight
As it watched its eradicator
Cry with anguish.
The chrysanthemums did a little dance
A sort of a pleased jig
While the wind whistled a fervent song
Through the skies of Jerusalem.
Even God let out a chuckle
As he watched the black-cloaked entity
Swivel around in pain.
Grinning like a sick child
I too watched as a yellow colored liquid
Slowly seeped from death’s neck.
His body, delimited by a whirl of mist
Gently rose to the heavens
Never to be seen again.
Since that very day,
I visit death’s cemetery and lay a flower
For every time I wished he were here.
I’m now at 1,001 flowers,
But not one step closer to getting my wish,
My unattainable wish
Of death.





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Kiki_McGee said...
May 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm
Yes! AMAZING! I absolutely loved the ending! And the thought that Death can die is just brilliant!   
 
Taconut7 said...
Apr. 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm
Very great poem with great use of vocabulary
 
yolo_motto said...
Apr. 15, 2012 at 4:18 am
what a unique piece...very well written :)
 
beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 14, 2012 at 9:36 am
It was like reading a work of Edgar Allen Poe with a twist---the poem has a dark edge to it and Poe uses death as a common theme in his work. The way the speaker kills death is something I wasn't expecting in this piece.
 
beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 14, 2012 at 9:36 am
It was like reading a work of Edgar Allen Poe with a twist---the poem has a dark edge to it and Poe uses death as a common theme in his work. The way the speaker kills death is something I wasn't expecting in this piece.
 
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile said...
Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm
this is really cool what you've got here. i love your ending and how you personified death 
 
SuNshiNe007 said...
Apr. 13, 2012 at 8:51 am
You are a very talented writer, great job! I give you a 5 stars  for this!:) I love it!
 
Josika.Nav said...
Apr. 12, 2012 at 2:58 am
hey! beautiful poem. i could actually picture everything! nice ending. the poem has a choppy flow (=P) to it which suits it perfectly.great work and keep writing! XD
 
Simply_Ciara said...
Apr. 11, 2012 at 10:40 pm
I love your use of imagery I could see everything in my mind while reading it it's Also very deep.
 
snowleopard100 replied...
Apr. 13, 2012 at 8:57 am
thanks alot!!!!
 
SuNshiNe007 replied...
Apr. 13, 2012 at 11:13 am
Anytime!;)
 
loveissmiles replied...
Apr. 19, 2012 at 7:21 am

This is wonderful! Great Job!

 

Have a question tho, you said that 2 parts of my poem "Chains" didn't quite match the quality of the rest, but only listed one. What was the other? Thanks for the feedback!

 
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