Travis Valentine

'I Cut The Lady's Lawn Today' - Poem by Travis Valentine

To Dave.
He would have done the same for me.

'I Cut The Lady's Lawn Today'
by Valentine

I cut the lady's lawn today
Didn't take long
Had to be careful, you understand
Not with the lawn,
No, that was easy;
Careful that she was looking
Through the window
At me
Where he would have been
Six weeks ago
It would have been him doing it
But, six weeks ago,
I was beating
And banging
On his chest
His dead chest
At his purple face
Stare up at me
To no avail
We couldn't quite believe
Could not comprehend
What horror was unfurling
Under our fists
He was with us
But thirty minutes earlier
Now gone

I cut the lady's lawn today
Didn't take long
But it helped.

Topic(s) of this poem: death of a friend

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written following the traumatic death of my next door neighbour, who I was unable to save after 20 minutes of CPR. He would have otherwise being cutting his lawn.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 13, 2017

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