Written for: Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 14
“For today’s prompt, write a report poem. I know, I know: Writing a report sounds about as far away from poetry as flying is to a penguin, but many poems report on a moment or an instance or a scene. In your poem (or poems) today, report on something big and important or small and inconsequential (or small and important–or, well, you get the idea).”
Headlines proclaimed: Star Found Dead In Ocean!
They deemed it a definite suicide.
Cameras, TV crews, what a commotion.
Gossip was whispered in bars, at home,
was she depressed? Was she on drugs?
What could have made her feel so alone?
Appeared always smiling with grace and poise
they garnered from screen or stage portrayals,
all those roles unlike her life–devoid of joy.