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Requiem For An Activist Poet

Updated on December 29, 2009

A Quote by Robert Frost

"And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own.
I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover's quarrel with the world."




Requiem For An Activist Poet.




They all will

stone me

at the end,
and weigh

the spot

wherein I lay
with chiseled words,
on that

grave day.

"A poet silenced,

so was he,
who chose to

often disagree,
with most more

popular points

of view,

Demon-crats too.

He ranted loud

against the wars,
it 'twas the boys

that he fought for,
the middle class,

so many poor,
fell for

unnecessary cause,
and now it is

his turn to pause,
to meet his maker

and declare,
"Why didn't you fix

that hell down there?

And if you never

liked his poems,
then dig a bit

and pick his bones,
but know this

poet's gone away,
to read in

Heaven's vast cafe.

Beneath this
marble pen

and scroll,
dear Mother Nature
takes her toll,
reducing all
he was

since birth,
editing him

from the

press of earth.




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      pbwriterchick 8 years ago

      Love those last lines!