Alysza Ripley

Dinner Party For The Condemned - Poem by Alysza Ripley

Catching the light
Faces echoing off the
Mocking the reason
Why she is there
In the first place
Light shines
In the ruby
Just what the world would be
If she stood and watched it
Catch fire

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I got this idea when I was listening to the radio and they mentioned the movie Catching Fire yet again. In my head I saw Katniss and all the other tributes at a dinner party, and this poem unfolded.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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