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Francie Lynch


King Hamlet


Before leaving,
Pen a poem,
Script a story,
Produce a pyramid,
Manage a milestone,
Fix a fence,
Pose for a picture,
Build a boat.
I'll remember you,
Not to worry.
You'll remember me too.
But images of walls
Brain splattered,
Vomit on your face,
Cinched belt, alone,
Or with needle,
Will certainly work too,
But for the wrong reasons.
That's why King Hamlet
Had to return and ask:
'Remember me.'
He was looking for
Understanding,
And we know how that
Ended.

Submitted: Monday, August 25, 2014
Edited: Monday, August 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: suicide


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