2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 10 (Part 2)

For today’s prompt, write a suffering poem. A person or animal in the poem could be suffering. The poem itself could be suffering.
(WritersDigest.com)

(This is Part 2 of 4 of a poetic story.)


In the dead of night, under the pale moon light,

He perches on the ledge of a roof’s corner.

Before he changed, she was his everything,

And there was nothing he wouldn’t do for her.

 

Twenty-four years in his old living flesh,

Now only seven days into immortality.

He can never have her, hold her, or touch her,

He dies in different ways because of this grim reality.

 

No more lovely wife, no more happy life,

And now he has to fear the break of day.

It pains his cold, dead, paralyzed heart,

To think of all that has been stripped away.

 

Long after she’s gone, he will continue on,

Missing her deeply and the life he will never have.

He would rather take a stake to his chest,

Than agonize the fact that she’s fading farther into his past.

 

Days are only a reprieve,

From his nightly deathly deeds,

Trapped in this everlasting loop,

For all of his eternity.

 

In the dead of night, under the pale moon light,

He perches on the ledge of a roof’s corner….

 


Copyright © 2013 Andrew Hildreth

 

(Click here for Part 1 of this poetic saga.)

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