One Gun Salute

Goodnight my love, but sleep holds no regret,
So dimple cheeks and do not take offense
At where I go. Though others may forget
Yet you not so, for all that’s left of friends
Is ribboned hope that stitches lonely hearts,
For as you sew so also you shall reap.
And now the light is waiting–curtain parts;
I fear I cannot look before I leap—

A kick, a trigger, and the world forgot:
A rifle firing back a parting shot.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. heavenhappens
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 08:37:38

    I absolutely love this dark poetry. It speaks volumes to me of lost family and friends ~ “All that’s left of friends is ribboned hope that stitches lonely hearts” is a wonderful phrase and sums it up perfectly. Hope the ending is imagination though!


    • wordcoaster
      Apr 07, 2013 @ 13:27:59

      Thank you so much! I’m glad that it speaks to you! The ending can be taken multiple ways; I actually was picturing a peaceful death, with this speech being the shot fired rather than this being a suicide.


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