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Last I Saw

December 30, 2010
By bahannahpeel PLATINUM, Bloomington, Illinois
bahannahpeel PLATINUM, Bloomington, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Schools corrupt the mind." The Loco Focos

Came home in a box
the last of him I saw
a flag draped
over the casket
sobs blanket his

Whispers pull the blanket off...
he wasn't a good man
they say
his son is better off
they say.
that he deserved it
that we can all hear

that cloud his memory

They surround us
like the wind froze
keeping everyone where they are
only remembering the bad...

But he hugged me
and he loved his mom
and he may have tormented his sisters
but he loved them

in the background
plays his favorite song

on the television screen
is a picture of him
and his tattoos
in my mind
is the feeling of him hugging me
the smell
of beer and cigarettes.
He was nowhere near perfect
but he tried.

their ugly whispers
won't dilute
my memory.

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Graygon GOLD said...
on Jan. 17 2011 at 3:01 am
Graygon GOLD, Reno, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
A man's true character can be measured by what he would do when he believes he would never be found out.

I really like the imagery you use in your poetry. It places me right there in the story.