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Below is the poem entitled Unexpected which was written by poet Josh Whipple. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Every day, every where, Lives are lost it’s never fair. You don’t know the numbers, Most haven’t felt the pain, Death is no doubt the all time mental strain. Whether it’s a dog, cat, family member, or friend, Most don’t know for sure when their life will end. Elementary school were the hardest years, I ended 5th grade with 5 times the tears. Death shouldn’t be joyful, it shouldn’t be funny, When a friend dies, my day is anything but sunny. When a family member or friend dies my heart starts to sink, What were the last words I said, I start to think. As I take a walk down memory lane, I start feeling all the emotional pain. You may ask why I’m writing a poem about death, For all I know this could be my last breath.

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  1. Date: 9/16/2013 1:47:00 PM
    What ever the reason for writing you did it well. Welcome to the soup, this is a great place to learn and develope your talent.

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 5:44:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Josh. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/15/2012 9:12:00 AM
    This is very good Josh. There's a woman on tv that tells of her near death experience. She says when I crossed over it was so beautiful with chanting and a symthony of children singing. She said I love the sounds of death. I think that is a beautiful description. Welcome to Poetry-Soup and God Bless, Avis