C. I. Meade


Epitaph


You die for the first time but certainly not the last time when your mother burns, taking it all.
So you, the righteous man, grow up crooked, abyssal and tall.
You grow up with a cage around you in the shape of your brother, a gun, and a father who is more like some half-absent god who never heard you pray.
........................
........................
read full text »


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

What do you think this poem is about?


C. I. Meade's Other Poems


Comments about this poem (Epitaph by C. I. Meade )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Where are you going, gajanan mishra
  2. Funerall Elegy XX, Francis Quarles
  3. Lovely, Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos
  4. Life, Mustapha Muinah
  5. Funerall Elegy XIII, Francis Quarles
  6. A monkey's like a ghazal in his mom's eyes, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. Death Be Not Proud: A parody (with apolo.., Arindom Borah
  8. Funerall Elegy VII, Francis Quarles
  9. YOU MAKE ME RICH!, Seema joglekar
  10. My Wife, dee villa

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]