Chuck Audette

Rookie - 59 Points (Poetry Hell, Vermont)

Missing Runaway Found - Poem by Chuck Audette

cows lowing from knoll's grassy height
fields glowing in setting sun's light
leaves blowing in west wind's might
rain is owing, maybe comes tonight
crows crowing, and take to flight
weeds growing, this field's poor blight
old man's hoeing, bent and slight
from his hands throwing, in a sudden fright
oh ohing, never seen such a sight
it's my bones, showing, all gleamin and white
* * *
my hair then flowing, to much delight
to a new life going, but a wrong hitchhike
stranger bestowing lonely ride invite
my blood was flowing, but I put up a fight
then my body stowing, shallow grave at this site
years here slowing while the dirt held me tight
my folks woeing, never knew of my plight
soon to be knowing, why I never did write
now my soul can be going, they'll know I loved them alright
* * *
and the old man is toeing a cop's delight
killer's wallet
he lost that night

Comments about Missing Runaway Found by Chuck Audette

  • (11/8/2006 8:26:00 AM)

    Utterly fantastic. A stunningly skilful piece. I'm a big fan of continuous rhyme and write a lot of it myself. Now DOUBLE continuous rhyme - that is something else. I love the structure of this compelling story. I'd take my hat off to you but I haven't got one!
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  • (5/3/2006 3:35:00 AM)

    Oh yes...a smoking gun! ! ! Justice for victims of crime...a beautiful thought.
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  • (2/24/2006 8:12:00 PM)

    Unbelievable; so very good... As I read it, the words flowed in a funereal/dirge-like rhythm. High impact, this - I wish that I could say how much I respect this. (Report) Reply

  • (12/28/2005 4:02:00 AM)

    Another beautiful story, told in perfect rhyme. 10 from admiring Tai (Report) Reply

  • (12/16/2005 6:43:00 PM)

    what a tale!
    the heart whispers
    such sadness
    that tears fear to flow
    of a lost life never to smile
    in the sun
    but so well done here
    a surge of words
    with the end
    and brutal
    a wonderful poem
    filled with compassion
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 8, 2006

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