Tell Me When He Is Gone

Written for:  Poetic Asides PAD November 2020 Challenge - Day 21

"For today’s prompt, take the phrase "Tell (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: "Tell the Truth," "Tell a Lie," and/or even "Tell Me Something Good for a Change." Of course, I'll also accept titles like "Teleprompter" or "Telephone."

tell me
when he's gone.
I need to breathe,
awake to morning
no longer in mourning
for country's loss of respect.
Please let me know when smoky sky
clears, and fire has been extinguished.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to Tell Me When He Is Gone

  1. Kathleen says:

    I feel the same !!


  2. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    That day can’t come too soon!


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