Category Archives: Poems about sadness and tragedy

Ten Years Old

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed.” -Ernest Hemingway Ten years old There is a wound that never heals A brown, crusty, scabrous shroud overlies it Like fragile bark on a young … Continue reading

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Cheeks Parchment Pale

Author’s Note: This is my first Triolet. A Triolet has only 8 lines. “Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day #30: Let it be Said

For the last day of NaPoWriMo, a type of farewell poem. I write this poem with my brother in mind, hoping, praying, and trusting that I won’t have to say goodbye to him for a while yet. Thank you, everyone … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day #29: Cancer

Astronomy scholars, astronomy buffs, and readers: Please ignore any inaccuracies in my very inexpert drawing of the constellation of cancer. With thoughts of my brother whom I love very much.♥

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NaPoWriMo Day #28: We’re tilting

I wrote today’s poem in response to today’s NaPoWriMo prompt to write a poem based on a story in the news. This poem is based to a degree on the following news story: ‘We’re tilting’: Cell phone video on ferry … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day #21:Baby Girl’s Shoe

Baby girl’s shoe, Tiny and broken, Lining cracked and leather Crumpled, Scuffed at the toe, and The strap across rumpled. Yet still buttoned The way it was by some Child’s mother, Father, sister, or older brother For this daughter The day … Continue reading

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