Treasure Island

Seairra Kyger

(Febuary 18 1992)

The Clock Strikes 12 and The Moment is Gone


A crooked smile
Life of a person
Sitting in denial
Depression of spirits
A song screamed
Silence
Can you hear it?
A contradictive criminal
A hottly hero
Forgotten now is
The sidekick stuck
In the corner
Does the hero know
That he will soon mourn her?
Lovers and backstabbers
Listen closer hero
A heartbeat fades
The town is
All in cadavers
Friendships are severed
Hearts are broken
A hero has fallen…

Submitted: Friday, September 11, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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This is the story of a hero who is nothing withour his sidekick, but he is painfully unaware that his sidekick is in love with him. It breaks the sidekicks heart and she can't follow through with saving him and he loses his fight in the end

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  • Sharon Stevens (9/17/2009 4:13:00 PM)

    i really liked this poem. It took a few readings, as many with depth do. It read a little like sylvia plath, a bit sad, resigned and nostalgic for something that is not yet lost, but ultimately will be. Beautiful. Thanks for posting, and thanks for asking me to read it, im glad i did xx (Report) Reply

  • Tom Bates (9/14/2009 9:44:00 AM)

    yeah it took me a while to get what you were saying but when i did i realized this was awesome! (Report) Reply

  • Tim Stafford (9/13/2009 1:41:00 PM)

    i found this poem a little confusing but really enjoyable. Please refer me to any others that you have. (Report) Reply

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