Patrick O'Reilly

Rookie (1988 / St John's, NL)

A Queen And A Queen And A Man Between


Between two trees stood a sullen man
Counting on his words
When two Queens tilted at him
With sharp and heavy swords

The first struck fast and struck him hard
And left a growing wound,
Then the other struck him suddenly
And the shock hit hard and soon.

And as they pulled their weapons from his side
They wrenched the man in twain.
Oh, decision and love means only death,
Only death and pain!

Submitted: Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Edited: Thursday, April 06, 2006

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Queen And A Queen And A Man Between by Patrick O'Reilly )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Lillian Andrews (7/4/2006 10:18:00 PM)

    Wow, good job. It sounds like you put a lot of thought into this. It really puts a picture into your head. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eden Sheffroth (4/6/2006 4:50:00 PM)

    whoa...that's all I got left! Ya took all teh words righ outta my mouth. Wow that one was shocking, exciting I could just see it amazing imagery. Pattie you rock my world! (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. I Dream A World, Langston Hughes
  8. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Glittering Textures, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Symbol Forests, Ananta Madhavan
  3. Oh, Those Days of Black 'n White Cookies.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  4. Golden Dreams, Ron Baratono
  5. Change Of Heart, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Voyage, Hrishikesh Bharadwaj
  7. Reflected In Mirrors, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. zeros and ones, Tajudeen Shah
  9. Beat Of My Heart, Lydia Cunningham
  10. Tell - Tale Moments, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]