Kathryn Garner

Rookie (May 10,1991)

They Were All That Was Left - Poem by Kathryn Garner

with the closing prayer
she ran away from them
ran away to meet him

away from that deep hole
to a place they didnt know
they had to let her go

to be with him
she had to leave the rest of them
and as the light dimmed
[[from the ending sky.. or ending world? ]]
she had to let them go

she gave away a life
gave herself to a night
where hes the only star

slowly, from when she lost him
she began to bid herself goodbye
without him, shed rather die

she stayed till the final prayer
watching the fate shed soon bare
upon her cold, hard body

she reflected all their tears
a million times upon her own cheeks

she thought of many things.
the contrast of the brightly dead sky
beating upon their black procession
of mourners.
only one colder than the wind.
she thought of how the tombstones
had lost their face
just like the people that they now replaced
she didnt bother thinking of life without him
as the sun wore on, and grew so dim
she already knew

so when they were all gone
when the sun was all gone
she made sure all of her was gone
except the body; ;
but all the sorrow was now gone
and now, he was all that was left

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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