The Man Who Did Not Smile
where I was told
no one was supposed to
Death whispered my name
as the blood dripped back into my arm
he slipped away
Curled up in the hospital bed
teddy bear clutched tight
we listened to nighttime hospital noises
After there will be silence
this will not be discussed
I am 13 but I feel so old
Laura Dennis has been published in the anthologies Petals in the Pan from Kind of a Hurricane Press, Home and Away from House of Blue Skies and Love Notes from Vagabond Press. She also has two self-published chapbooks entitled Wheels on the Bus and The Bookshelf. She has been published in a number of online magazines. She is one of the 2014 winners of Friends and the University Hospitals poetry contest and is a part of the Sidewalk Poetry in Callingwood Park, both in her home of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Very touching poem. Unfortunately, child molestationReplyDelete
is a cancer in our society. Many "do time" and come
out doing it all over again. How do we protect our children?