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The Suicide

Rating: 3.1
And this, ladies and gentlemen, whom I am not in fact
Conducting, was his office all those minutes ago,
This man you never heard of. These are the bills
In the intray, the ash in the ashtray, the grey memoranda stacked
Against him, the serried ranks of the box-files, the packed
Jury of his unanswered correspondence
Nodding under the paperweight in the breeze
From the window by which he left; and here is the cracked
Receiver that never got mended and here is the jotter
With his last doodle which might be his own digestive tract
Ulcer and all or might be the flowery maze
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sharon 08 December 2019
wonder why /i was afraid suicide my seems goofy / what is freedom i do not know
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Michael Walker 01 September 2019
A suicide poem that has impact, partly because it is spoken by a man on the spot to a group of onlookers. I do like the ending: 'This man with the shy smile has left behind ' Something that was intact'.
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Aubrey Little 14 February 2018
i love this poem i have been looking for other poems and writing my own i have been sharing mine in diffrent chats ill be back thank you for sharing this poem once again i love it
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I am writing to 08 May 2018
I have finished a suicide poam but no one cares............. -me
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Richard Wlodarski 20 January 2017
Almost the whole poem seems to be from the perspective of a detached, nonempathic observer. And then the last 4 lines startle the reader into considering the possibility that the writer may have known him. Brilliant!
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* Sunprincess * 20 January 2017
....very nicely penned, with a touch of mystery ?
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Bernard F. Asuncion 20 January 2017
Excellent piece of work... thanks for sharing.....
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M Asim Nehal 20 January 2017
Very unusual Prem nicely written thanks for sharing it.
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Edward Kofi Louis 20 January 2017
Intact! Thanks for sharing.
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Tom Allport 20 January 2017
brilliant poem of some one in despair, so sad.
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Susan Williams 11 November 2015
Very powerful because of the apparent lack of compassion- yet the last five lines spoke with humanity when he left this room By catdrop sleight-of-foot or simple vanishing act, To those who knew him for all that mess in the street This man with the shy smile has left behind Something that was intact.
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