Saturday, October 02, 2010

cenotaph

This is a response to a writing prompt from One Single Impression.

It is also an exercise in writing a Tetractys poem.




photo by ericpruis
image from morguefile.com



cenotaph


once
it was
and still is
a monument
to the brave fallen of the two great wars.
we used to sit on its cold granite steps
just the night sky
the stars and
only
us.

and
heroes
die, she too.
left me alone
to talk to the dead of the two great wars.



01/Oct/10
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2010

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4 Comments:

OpenID gospelwriter said...

Oh, this is sad, word-images of then and now... beautiful and simple - love your writing!

03 October, 2010 04:23  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Hi gospelwriter,

thanks for visiting! glad you like this poem. :)

03 October, 2010 22:10  
Blogger anthonynorth said...

Great writing. Poignant.

04 October, 2010 22:26  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Anthony,

thank you!

05 October, 2010 14:33  

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