Ronberge (anno tercio)

Rookie (Born October 26th / Montreal)

Death In The Morning - Poem by Ronberge (anno tercio)

The policemen let me in

I walked into the bedroom
(Did I want to do this?)
For one last look before the morgue
Would pick up the remain
And a quick prayer for the deceased

The bed was covered with the sheet
Stretched from its head to its feet
The form that lay under it
Inanimate, Motionless
Could’ve been that a statue
Or a bunch of pillows
Topped with a mask - But I knew…

I lifted the corner, a little uncertain,
Of the beige improvised shroud
And I looked at the face of a man
A man finally at rest
I once laughed with out loud
Bruises showed where his head
Had hit when he fell

One thought struck me
As an ice cube swallowed
that falls near the heart
And just lays there coldly burning
Into fear itself:

‘When you die
You're part of the furniture.’

Then I whispered

Covered his face
And left


Comments about Death In The Morning by Ronberge (anno tercio)

  • (7/5/2011 1:35:00 AM)

    Awww tht's a nice hurtful poem...... this poem seems soo real..... something like this happened to me..... (Report)Reply

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  • (10/23/2010 1:07:00 AM)

    u hv penned dis poem of yours very well Mr.Ronberge! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 5, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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