Florence P. Wordsmith

Rookie (October 27,1932 / Zinjibar)

The Importance Of Family - Poem by Florence P. Wordsmith

It's been four weeks since
I landed on this forsaken
island
I'm all alone here
there are no animals to be seen
and the waves are
quiet
against the beach
I miss
facilities, like electricity and bathrooms
and TV
but most of all I miss
my family
I haven't seen them for so long
they thought this trip was
a bad idea
but I got on the boat anyways
and our last conversation
was an argument
how I miss my son's laugh
and my wife's
cooking
they were so tender
so sweet
but I had to eat them to survive.


Comments about The Importance Of Family by Florence P. Wordsmith

  • Rookie Malcolm Bacchus (2/2/2009 12:55:00 PM)

    dude, I can totally relate. Happens to the best of us. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 480 Points Patti Masterman (1/29/2009 7:37:00 PM)

    I love this poem. I had to read the surprise ending over again!
    I love being surprised like this. You have a great sense of humor
    and the writing is fine too. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 51 Points Naseer Ahmed Nasir (1/29/2009 12:00:00 PM)

    You seem to be a cannibal...... A good poem anyway.....10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 11, 2009


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