Tag Archive: death
This is a blitz poem . They’re fun to write, and by the time you get to the end of writing it, has usually taken off in a different direction. I find it helpful to number blank lines 1 to 50 before beginning to write. Hope you enjoy it! Life Outside In close a door close your life life goes on life is for the living living room door living large large as life large people fall hard hard to give up hard knocks knocks on the door knocks your socks off off he goes to heaven off like a light light as a balloon light up like a firefly firefly sending signals firefly flashes for a mate mate – first and second mate – going on a voyage voyage of discovery voyage to the unknown unknown whereabouts unknown substance substance is what we wish to remain substance no more more time to spend more information needed needed more of you needed to tell you you are gone you are not forgotten forgotten in forty years forgotten in your house house has lost your molecules house hold hold onto you hold the wind wind has no substance wind can’t be held held on too long held but you left anyway anyway the door is closed anyway someone turned the lock lock myself out lock you in in I want to invite your soul in I want to remember you you soul Ellen L. Clarke This poem expresses the emotional ambivalence I always experience after the death of someone I love.