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The End

Rating: 3.6
We decided to have the abortion, became
killers together. The period that came
changed nothing. They were dead, that young couple
who had been for life.
As we talked of it in bed, the crash
was not a surprise. We went to the window,
looked at the crushed cars and the gleaming
curved shears of glass as if we had
done it. Cops pulled the bodies out
Bloody as births from the small, smoking
aperture of the door, laid them
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Tempus Fugit 17 September 2020
Absolutely vomitous, emetic little anti-abortion screed. One can only imagine what sort of creature Christofascist Olds must be!
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Tempus Fugit 17 September 2020
Utterly vomitous, emetic little anti-abortion screed. One can only imagine what sort of Christofascist SCUM Olds must be!
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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 May 2020
Awesome style and unique narration of the crash and injured therein. Well deserved modern poem of the day.
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Mahtab Bangalee 22 May 2020
The next morning I had to kneel an hour on that floor, to clean up my blood, rubbing with wet cloths at those glittering....everything is endless ending.... the end roundly comes but with a beginning of new something..... certainly great poem penned....10+
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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 November 2018
An Excellently worded poem about a very difficult topic. Powerful Poem with brilliant metaphors, superbly phrased.Thank you for sharing this Unique Poem with an everyday subject.(but a very difficult topic though) ..
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...one has to soak a long time to deglaze the pan when the feast is over................. Unique essence of civilization. Conflicts within conscious perhaps lost its superiority, now conflicts with our physical existence confronting a challenge to survive. Metaphorically good write depending on cruel imagery. Thanks for sharing.
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Shimizu Mizuhala 16 May 2017
Cruel, tragic and shocking,
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Tom Allport 16 May 2017
a powerful and descriptive poem of death whether it be by accident or meant? .............superbly written
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Lantz Pierre 16 May 2017
Unflinching. It starts right in naming abortion as the subject and makes no apologies. First person perspective, uncompromising objectivity. No maudlin sentimentalizing. No feigned feelings or intellectual rationalizing. The power is in the directness. Even as it uses the external crash as metaphor/analogy for the intimacy of the first-person narrative nothing is lost. In fact it gains power by avoiding the possibility of presenting the overly emotional fetus as sacrifice and instead finds a substitute that can be shown without sentimentalizing. And without telling the story. It shows us the pain and gore so that we tap into our emotional reserves without the moralizing overlay. It's brilliantly written, a great example for getting at an extremely difficult subject without beating the reader over the head. The poem is gracefully constructed to allow the reader to do that to him- or herself.
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Geoffrey Fafard 16 May 2017
This poem makes me shiver.it is a confronting image that breaks one's heart but it is powerfully put down on paper. In its strength I love it. in its depiction I fear it.What a brilliant write.
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