The Saddest Death

She smiled,
At chirping birds
And each of those
Blissful tunes,
At scuttering mice
And each of those
Endearing jolts,
At winsome trees
And each of those
Emerald leaves
That fluttered down
And seeping light
Shining down
So incredible
So sublime
So divine.

But suddenly
The dark arose
With a stroke of lightning
From a painting killer
And a slap of thunder
The slap to peace
The slap to joy
The slap to beauty.

She shivered cold,
With pounding heart
And restless eyes
As the oasis vanished
Whilst she realized
That all was not
It was fighting with
The darkest days
The darkest nights
The lurking fiends
And every time
Coming out on top
And still alive.
But not this time
For this comely one
And just one time
Is enough to die.

Then what would happen
But a blessing
A helping hand
A light in the darkness.

So she strode on
In pouring rays anew
And her breathing calmed
And everything calmed

What vicious sights could take the stage?
What irksome brutes could sneer at her?
What bad could happen?

Monsters answered:
Calamity shook
And what would happen
But something fierce
Something vile
Something grim

The wicked depths
Of the green
Towed her down
And the razor branch
The striking pangs of pain
The flowing crimson
Were killer
And killed her

Call it unlucky
Call it regretful
Call it anything
But simply it was
The saddest death.

The Saddest Death


Joined January 2008

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Artist's Description

The story of something so grim in the lines of a poem.

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  • Sally Omar
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  • Sam Mortimer
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