July 8th, 2018

Cat - Black

Poem - Five Gunshots

The genesis of “Five Gunshots” was written when I was at an especially low point. The poem illustrates the terrible power of depression.

Five Gunshots

Five gunshots would be my goal
an outrage none shall hear
when a single round does the trick
resolving pain from within
a eulogy to life's sad hold
before the mourners fill the room
with only one to hear the noise
when the doom finds its hold

a tribute none desired to hear
praising nothing but devil’s dreams
echoing far beyond the tears
shed to mark explosion’s fury
the act was mute in itself
like the falling of tall trees
colliding with the forest floor
a lack of people to heed the noise

back to the rhythm that falls short
only one before the rest
they’ll never come unless my ghost
finds the trigger once again
this drumbeat froze before it began
taps at the end of times
with only one beat to guess the tune
goodbye my friends, adieu to you.

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