Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Allen Smith, iDavid Humphrey Sr, iDilip Dahanukar, ijude forese, iDenise Richardson, iEileen Granfors, iShawn Cormier, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Charlie Martin

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· Stories
· 4 Titles
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Jun, 2006

Charlie Martin, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
The Significance of A Dream
by Frances Seymour

The Significance of A Dream is An Inspirational Book of Poetry & Short Stories. The inspirational prose in this book will warm your heart...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Occupational Hazard- Perfect Lies
by Elizabeth Parker

Serial Killers don't always appear scary...sometimes, they are good looking, charming and seemingly kind. Sometimes, it's even someone that you know ... Occupational Haza..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  unraveling
  2.  Fading into the unknown
  3.  Great King Phallus
  4.  Presence
  5.  In Loving Memory
  6.  Breathe A New Love In Me
  7.  You're Not Alone
  8.  Reincarnation
  9.  I Wish I Knew
  10.  digesting newness
  11.  Drawbacks
  12.  Blood-Kin Beachcombing
  13.  An Old Man Ponders
  14.  See Me
  15.  an aging man still searching...
  16.  When the Devil Bites an Angel...
  17.  So, What?
  18.  Missed By No One
  19.  spring times 3
  20.  I'm Thankful For

by Charlie Martin

Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Charlie Martin
           >> View all 1

Mourning the loss of my father.

(What’s in the box?) “He was”
(It all came down) “a good man.”
“He will be missed.” (to a case --)
(The case he’s in?) “He’s in heaven,” (No.)
“He’s in heaven now.” (A case of writer’s block.)

“He just wasn’t --” (I started)
(crying) “--wasn’t the same,”
“wasn’t the same afterward.” (, but before that)
“You’re lucky.” (I started)
(to write him a story) “He wasted away.”
“You’re lucky you didn’t see him in the end”
(Never tell me that I’m lucky because of that.)

(It’s the last thing) “Who would want”
“to keep him” (I would) “suffering like that?”
(have wanted to see.) “He can’t feel” “anything now.”
“He gave you” (I wanted to give him)
(my love) “all his love.” (in a story.)
“Who would want” (I wanted)
(him to read it) “to keep him suffering?”
(, and smile through his pain.)

“You --” (Got a case of writer’s block)
(just before he died.) “you’ll be fine” (Like they know…)
“Your suffering,” (I caused it)
(the moment) “it’s ended too.” (I put my pen down.)
“He knew that you loved him.”
(I loved him, and he died when I turned my back on him.)

The Screamsheet
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.