Hunter Dasten

Rookie (May 3rd 1987)

An Immutable Act - Poem by Hunter Dasten

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Seven Suns and all that has come
since the day your spirit took flight.
yet it's only a candle's flicker in my eyes.

Tell me dear friend,
what ever drove you to such an immutable act?

The pen falls heavy
with the weight of these plaintive words.
What shall become of how I miss you,
now that time has had its say?
As if a tumbling wheel of questions
over and over I am the same in all my asking.

Tell me dear friend,
what ever drove you to such an immutable act?

I am here standing tall
atop these twenty four hundred days.
Here with memories intact,
I remain as dumbfounded,
as on the day that was your last.


Comments about An Immutable Act by Hunter Dasten

  • Rookie - 108 Points Vipins Puthooran (12/18/2011 12:51:00 PM)

    a sad poem! ! ! Well-written! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 4 Points Chukwuma Ndububa (4/13/2010 9:59:00 PM)

    They are the longuers of love.
    A well figured speech. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 155 Points Claude H Oliver Ii (1/29/2010 1:50:00 PM)

    I'm going out on a limb in saying that this addresses the suicide of someone very close. Very
    touching. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Frankie Stamey (1/28/2010 4:25:00 PM)

    Wow! A very sad piece indeed! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chloe Young (8/4/2009 6:43:00 AM)

    pretty much brought tears to my eyes, amazing

    <3 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sally Carter (7/9/2009 6:52:00 AM)

    A powerful poem that brought a lump to my throat. The repeated question feels strong and real. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ben Gieske (7/6/2009 4:25:00 PM)

    This poem has a fresh feeling to it with a different approach. I like these particular lines:
    a tumbling wheel of questions
    over and over I am the same in all my asking.

    I am here standing tall
    atop these twenty four hundred days. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 6, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 1, 2011


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