Wednesday, April 19, 2017

National Poetry Month Day Nineteen

Prompt:  Write a poem in the form of a letter to someone who has died.  Maybe the individual is a friend or relative, maybe someone famous you have never met. Use the poem as a device to connect present with the past using images to share what you are feeling.  End the poem with something you wish the person would have known when s/he was alive.

Dear John

I last saw you on the Blue Line to Logan.
You would have been fifty-six in 2016
if you hadn’t flown that Piper into the night.
You had every gift but the length of years.
Your family mourned.
The nation mourned.
You could have changed history.


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