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Patrick A Granfors

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  Belly of the Beast
by Patrick A Granfors
Friday, October 30, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Passing below the Golden Gate Bridge, site of many suicides

Photo: Patrick Granfors


Belly of the Beast



A broken heart

A crushed career

It all looks the same

From here


Slippery bridge rails up above

Icy waters down below

Wait for someone’s misery

To offer up their final throw


It’s over quickly so they say

And quite a shock to say the least

Not the last thing I’d like to see

The rising belly of the beast



Copyright 2009 Patrick Granfors


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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/1/2009
Wow! I visited the Golden Gate back in 1980...awesome sight. Poor souls that decide there's nothing worth living for in this world. What a horrible end! Very well penned my friend.

Reviewed by D Johnson 10/31/2009
Well written... Very descriptive.

Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 10/31/2009
And I expected a poem about a dragon. This is a different kind of roar. Good use of that strange picture as your muse. e
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 10/31/2009
People talk themselves in to suicide a while before it occurs. You have a written a realistic depiction of a dreadful event.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/31/2009
Sausalito native here, before and after the bridge was build, pride of Californians and sometimes disgraced by poor souls that didn't knew better how to cope with the real life issues. Suicide ain't no solution.


Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/31/2009
So sad and tragic, my friend.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/31/2009
Well described in your words, Patrick.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/30/2009
I used to live right near there. Bay and Laguna. People would say to me: "This is SF. If you can't have fun here, there's the God-damned bridge!" Made sure to have fun, even if I was pretending.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/30/2009
Still can't understand what drives people to do this; once they do it, they can't come back or make amends. Sad!

Powerful write and arresting piccy!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/30/2009
Hi Patrick, A very stunning write from a horrible truth. Really makes one think. Thank you for sharing....

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/30/2009
These are very sobering thoughts my friend. Well done. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/30/2009
Disturbing,but excellent! S sad to think they would choose it!
Wish I could know their minds...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/30/2009
I took a walk to the middle of the Mississippi River Bridge in New Orleans many, many years ago / I walked back
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/30/2009
Whoa ...
That is a long way to fall.
I like this Pat. But I am always stunned
at what some people choose as options.

  1. What Have We Become
  3. Hell Bent
  4. Street trash...
  5. He knew not of himself...

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