Elizabeth Sheaffer Poems
Can Death Come Calling If You Don'T Have A Telephone?
The sky opens up before your eye
And the rain comes pouring from the sky.
There's an old tree tap-tap-tapping on the door;
It's that tap-tap-tapping you abhor.
The faucet's drip-drip-dripping in a sink that's never clean
When the landlord's knock-knock-knocking on a door without a screen.
The television's crack-crack-crackling because the picture's never clear;
There's the Bible on a table that'll soon break down, you fear.
The mattress creak-creak-creaking as you shift in bed at night
Beside an old and grimy window never showing any light.
Day in, day out, you ...
There once was a young man of twenty,
in love with a girl of sixteen.
He thought they'd last forever,
but the girl was simply too green.
She told him, 'I love another;
my love for you has faded.'
Her admission broke his heart,
and left his outlook jaded.