Jimi Doyle

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Bill the suicide


cold grief or demented vacuum?

grey head in coffin
suicide neck

drunken sorry note (with misspellings)
something nice about everyone (i love you)
debts owed to companies (many thousands)
punk kids from the other marriage (haircuts at the wake)

martyrdom of dust and tedious fear

ordinary con job
with thank you notes and symmetry
(the wife who found his body)

Submitted: Monday, January 17, 2005
Edited: Thursday, October 07, 2010

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  • Rookie - 261 Points Adeline Foster (11/30/2011 5:37:00 PM)

    Ah, so sad, A friend of yours? Well expressed and a good job. Read mine - Eternal Grief -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 663 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (12/1/2009 10:55:00 PM)

    Graphic, very strong, and honest. You put it all together in these lines as matter-of-factly as possible, for suicides always cause a disruption of emotions and thoughts. (My brother did it and I wrote 'Frankie' for him.) 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Evil Angel (1/16/2008 8:26:00 AM)

    drunken sorry note (with misspellings)
    hehe like that stuff when details come out like that
    nice shet: } (Report) Reply

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