Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

In Memory of David

by Randall Wheeler

When life’s challenges gather to create perfect storm,
When perspective is lost and desperation the norm,
Lest we learn we are nothing without family and friends,
And without love and forgiveness there is no amends,
A danger lurks there of an insidious thought,
That the world would be better if in it we’re naught,
And so my friend succumbed to his internal despair,
To make the world a better place, his assumption in error.
Let not this tragedy end without lesson,
Hug your friends and your family, love and forgive them.

Added: 30.04.2011

Judges' comments on this poem

04.05.2011

I'm sure your friend would be proud.

20.05.2011

well controlled emotion

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