Emma Kessler

Word Of Your Death

Word of your death
Grabbed me by the throat
and choked every remaining bit of hope from me

It twisted my heart
and broke it in two,
spilling out every emotion

It drowned my soul
in love and hate, darkness and light,
peace and destruction

It sent ice through my veins
Chilling every part of me
Until I could feel nothing

Slowly taking me over

Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 9, 2010
Poem Edited: Saturday, February 27, 2010

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Comments about Word Of Your Death by Emma Kessler

  • Amy MarieAmy Marie (11/6/2011 11:41:00 AM)

    Wow...I love the theme of this poem :) It's so true that news of a death is very dramatic and never forgotten. Although I haven't exactly lost somebody I loved, I somehow can imagine what you mean.

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  • Anthony Quiles (3/7/2010 8:02:00 AM)

    hum, longer depends on your point of view, grieving never fully ends... we grieve forever - its an unfinished process... and perhaps in thinking that there is more to this poem, but, not knowing what... is part of the process, in a sense there is always more, but we are never sure what... nice work emma.

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  • life's to short to not be with the one you love (2/7/2010 5:53:00 PM)

    this is a good poem, however i agree with just maybe th is should be a little bit longer

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  • Justin Unanue (1/19/2010 3:53:00 PM)

    This may be a weird criticism but your poem was too short. I think it should have been longer, why I specifically can't tell you, but it seemed like there was more to say, something left unsaid, the story wasn't done yet.

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  • Charlotte Peachey (1/11/2010 5:17:00 PM)

    no offence but i read this poem 4 times and all 4 times i couldnt help thinking that the line 'and choked every remaining bit of hope from me'

    should maybe be 'and choked my every remaining ounce of hope'

    no offence but that ran through my head other than that it was really good
    well done

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  • Hnt Var (1/11/2010 4:20:00 PM)

    A very inpressive poem.
    Good job!

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