Treasure Island

Daniel Yetman

(September 10 1992 / Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)

Dead Last


Put one foot out and take the final step,
the last step of life's marathon;
the last phase of life's glory.
The race is over, and you did just fine,
your friends are here,
their arms around you, jaws dropped in awe.
In the end the return is worth everything,
Every deal with the devil,
trading souls for medicine;
poria and ginger.
You've taken your last step,
And now the crowds will carry you,
For you didn't win this race,
But you're still their idol;
Their man in white.

Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2009
Edited: Monday, August 31, 2009

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  • Dianne Brathwaite (8/31/2009 3:20:00 PM)

    Hi Daniel: Awesome poem. Excellent thought process. I did see a couple of grammatical oversights though - 'took' instead of 'taken' and 'your' instead of 'you're', but otherwise a very good write. ~ Dianne ~ (Report) Reply

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