Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  M Cates, iMartyn Kinsella-Jones, iRobert Orfali, iBeth Trissel, iJ.J. Snow, iDerek Flower, iJay Onwukwe, i

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

Charlie Martin

· + Follow Me
· 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 Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Paperback)
by Richard Rydon

‘The Palomar Paradox’ sees Luper back in an astronomical observatory searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He finds himself working with Leila, a young gi..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

by Charlie Martin
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
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!

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  You Can Have Me
  2.  Petrichor
  3.  Love... Each Day
  4.  Gypsy
  5.  Soul Mates
  6.  Porcelain Clay
  7.  Blind, Deaf and Thoughtless
  8.  'The real me'
  9.  No Cardinal Sin
  10.  Mother Nature's Lesson

Come, Wewoka & Diary of Medicine Flower by Edward Patterson

The blood of the Cherokee warrior and the dust of the Trail of Tears lingers in every American heart...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

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.