Treasure Island

Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

I had a puff today


I saw the morning news today
About a girl who just passed away
Must have cut her wrists or taken pills
The article did not say

So I drank a cup and went my way
But I could not shake the lingering afterthoughts
Of who she was and why did she killed herself

There are five thousand feet of road to course
Six thousand if you take the longest way
Everyone must walk alone

Sarah was her name but went by a nickname
She was sixteen or seventeen
And I wonder what that means

I hope she's happier now
And all her pain is a thing of the past
And finds the love she deserves

I have a puff and go back into my dreams

Submitted: Thursday, August 07, 2014

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  • Amitava Sur (8/10/2014 7:30:00 AM)

    But my dear - was Sara truly happy? ?
    She might draw the end in a way but her soul was with pain.

    You expressed it nicely having a puff that's why....... (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (8/9/2014 9:31:00 PM)

    Is suicide solution to one's problem? When one commits suicide he/she loses the desire to live anymore.Their destination is death then.So, we also, become indifferent to such kind of events.You penned it beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (8/9/2014 7:28:00 AM)

    Thank you Thomas.... You have expressed these words with so much meaning, so moving and thought provoking. We never no why... But may she have peace. (Report) Reply

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