Scarlett Treat

Rookie - 146 Points (1941 / Jug Fork, Mississippi)

She Didn'T Understand The Laughter - Poem by Scarlett Treat

Everyone laughed and talked,
Visited and ate a wondrous array
Of food provided by generous, loving hands.
IN OTHER WORDS,
The funeral was a great success.

But inside the head
Of the young girl standing aside
In the shadows, there was a cry.
IN OTHER WORDS,
She didn't understand the laughter.

The marvelous man, her friend,
The one she loved and respected,
Lay dead, victim of a tragedy....
IN OTHER WORDS,
Why did he lie dead amidst the laughter?

She just didn't Understand...that life goes on.


Comments about She Didn'T Understand The Laughter by Scarlett Treat

  • (6/8/2007 9:09:00 AM)

    life goes on, and tension release laughter.
    What great family reunions funerals can be. The guest of honor is the only one in the room not stressing about what's gonna' happen tomorrow.
    And we all take a turn on that ride.
    Nice work.
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  • (6/7/2007 8:07:00 PM)

    Good perspective in the way you put it here. I have yet to have read a poet that did that. I greatly admire your work some more as of right now. Laughter does last a lifetime, though. Well, on I shall continue with reading your work. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/1/2007 6:31:00 PM)

    So true indeed...I can say with all honesty, that in whole, at the all too many wakes i have attended, and after the first few hours wear away, that the majority of sound, is that of, storytelling, laughter from those crazy things the deceased and his/her visitors once enjoyed, as a group, as friends...People deal with Death the same way we write Poetry...style, ranging from the predictable, to the variable to the abstract....As so long as its carried out with good intentions, we must accept the good & bad of lifes givings & cope the best we know how...Great work here, RED!

    FjR
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 5, 2011


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