Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

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The Mstery And Indifference At Evers Creek - Poem by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

At Evers Creek, behind the barn
the mystery travels faster and far
than the rush and reach of the Creek itself,
as it did the night it swallowed twelve,
'twas no one that nobody really knew;
'twas merely a stone in their worn-out shoe.

They were quickly buried at Anselm's Field,
named for the Monk, Benedictine, and he'll
be the only Soul and Saint who can speak;
about the perish of twelve at Evers Creek;
'twas an icy-veined service, no-one cried;
'twas incarnate indifference, personified.


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Topic(s) of this poem: macabre, mysterious, strange

Form: Free Verse


Comments about The Mstery And Indifference At Evers Creek by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

  • (10/29/2017 4:30:00 PM)


    I like Bharati's interpretation of your poem that reads like a ballad. Congrats on poem of the day. For some reason if makes me think of that song Wildfire. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/29/2017 3:34:00 PM)


    A great injustice has been drawn on this poem.Nicely penned. (Report) Reply

  • Christina Simmons (10/29/2017 12:55:00 PM)


    It has been rather hard to read and understand your written poem in one go. Maybe I'm one of those who got left behind. Congratulation having been chosen as poet of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Christina Simmons (10/29/2017 12:50:00 PM)


    I can't say I've understood this poem after just one read. Perhaps I'm one who has been left to wander astray. Congratulation for being chosen as poet of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Christina Simmons (10/29/2017 12:47:00 PM)


    I can't say I've understood this poem after just one read. Could it be I'm a lost soul. Congratulation for being chosen as poet of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (10/29/2017 9:43:00 AM)


    Congrats I have said it before this is a great poem well done 10++ (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2017 8:08:00 AM)


    Your poem begs this question: Where is Ever's Creek and when did this incident happen? I love a good mystery.Your poem is a fitting epitaph to those lost souls.. (Report) Reply

  • Jeanette Telusma (10/29/2017 6:26:00 AM)


    A well penned write that brings light to one man who choose to do what was right with twelve souls that mysteriously lost their lives. He gave the best burial possible. This was a good deed that the community could have done together. - - Congratulations FjR (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (10/29/2017 6:15:00 AM)


    The poem is about the callous indifferent attitude of people who cared not to unravel the truth behind the death of 12 people.at Evers Creek.The death remained a mystery..It was as if the people who died meant nothing to the general public.The poet rightly questions such callousness on the part of general public.
    To quote a few lines- - - -
    They were quickly buried at Anselm's Field,
    named for the Monk, Benedictine, and he'll
    be the only Soul and Saint who can speak;
    about the perish of twelve at Evers Creek;
    'twas an icy-veined service, no-one cried;
    'twas incarnate indifference, personified.
    - - - - - - - - - - -Congratulations for this fine poem selected as Poem of the Day.
    (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (10/29/2017 3:39:00 AM)


    an interesting and mysterious poem about the loss of 12 poor souls? ......................well written Frank (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/29/2017 2:45:00 AM)


    They were quickly buried! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2017 2:06:00 AM)


    The mystery travels faster and far/ than the rush and reach of the Creek itself...twas incarnate indifference, personified..a brilliant poem is displayed as the poem of the day..Many congratulations dear poet..! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/29/2017 1:51:00 AM)


    Congratualtions for being selected this poem as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (10/29/2017 12:30:00 AM)


    Frank, your poetic skills shine in this poem.10

    Congratulations on your poem of the day. Overdue by a year or two?

    Robert Murray Smith
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  • Ramesh T A (10/29/2017 12:16:00 AM)


    Personification of indifference depicted through Evers Creek by my friend, Frank James makes one read this poem with great curiosity! Coongratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/14/2017 3:08:00 AM)


    This is amazing that mystery travels faster far. Twas incarnate indifference expression is personified. Brilliant poem is beautifully presented here is wise drafting definitely.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 14, 2017



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