Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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A Grey Mood

Rating: 2.9

As we hurry away to the end, my friend,
Of this sad little farce called existence,
We are sure that the future will bring one thing,
And that is the grave in the distance.
And so when our lives run along all wrong,
And nothing seems real or certain,
We can comfort ourselves with the thought (or not)
Of that spectre behind the curtain.

But we haven’t much time to repine or whine,

Or to wound or jostle each other;
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Shaun Cronick 29 June 2020

I'll say it again a great poem so cleverly written with its superb rhyme pattern and impressive structure. Poetry genius in spades.

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Shaun Cronick 26 July 2019

Brilliant poem again Ella. Look closely at end lines 1,3,5,7 of every stanza. EVERY stanza. Unbelievable structure and beat. What absolute genius.

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