Ruth Walters

Posy Rosy - Poem by Ruth Walters

They wrote her name on the wall,
to tease and taunt and maim
but they didn't realise how it hurt
or how they were to blame

and when poor Rosy walked on by
and read the words inscribed
she'd shrivel up a little bit,
down deep, where it hurt inside.

They wrote her name on the wall, they did
and sometimes they'd narrate
a tale or two to the neighbours kids
for boredom and for game.

Then one day when all was gloom
Rosie took her life
and underneath her nickname
these words, they lay inscribed

Posy, Rosy, piggy eyes did die
she died, today
what a selfish gal she was,
there's nothing else to play.

Comments about Posy Rosy by Ruth Walters

  • (9/14/2012 8:26:00 AM)

    Dark and sad and an endictment on some undisciplined and soulless people. Good tender and sting write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, June 1, 2012

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