Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

Veteran Poet - 1,717 Points (4 September 1915 - 14 April 2005 / Youngstown, Ohio)

Banquet For A Kill Joy - Poem by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

Yearnings unexplored
By dint of habit
Can become such cruel entrapment

To struggle from this abyss?

You may redirect your fate
And of the problem state:

To vagueness give face,
To age, measure and name...
Count on your five or so senses

As it so seems

Else be content-with it
To be a mole that dreams-mole dreams

Topic(s) of this poem: blank verse, lamentation

Form: Lament

Comments about Banquet For A Kill Joy by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

  • (3/15/2008 8:29:00 PM)

    Isabelle I love the direct approach of this poem. It takes some courage to lay it on the line, but there are times when the situation calls for nothing less. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 10, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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