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Old Man Whither

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Old Man Whither

Old man Whither…
The chair with a rickety rock…
He sits, swift with movement not…
He holds in hand, the trigger with a plot…
You hear the fancy clocks sound…
Tick Tock…
Tick Tock…
The movement grows closer…
Slowly seeking in…
The chime of the fancy clock…
Its Whither’s time to end…
The barrel is now perfect…
Aligned with his lonely chin…
Pull the sound slightly…
Pause…
Hesitant to snap the wind…
Whither kneels his head in shame…
“I cant do it!” he says, wanting to cower…
The blur is growing nearer, and closer…
Drowning down, dead as a nail…
Whither now, beginning to care…
“You know this place…”
Said the timid liquid in a dare…
Whither did not answer…
His reality, beginning to tare…
Soulless he sleeps…
Old Whither went forth…
Ventured on to a indescribable mention…
The white room was waiting…
The white room was bold…
Whither ...

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  1. Date: 5/17/2014 11:02:00 AM
    Hello, Seth! This will be my first read of your poems. I'll explore the others later. Well, this piece took me to a cabin in the middle of nowhere, it's noon and it's awfully quiet. An old guy's on his rocking chair at the porch and there are layers upon layer of imagery to accurately know what happens next. Is he going to take his life? Will he find himself in a mental institution's cell? It's also creepy. You did really well and it's a great introduction to what you do. :)

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 10:56:00 PM
    Seth, :-) Congratulations with your creative top featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself an excellent time here on the soup... I know I sure am. * or should I say I will at least try. Always~ & ~ Forever*LINDA"

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 7:38:00 PM
    Hi I just wanted to tell you, I like your poem very much, well done.

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 10:13:00 AM
    Thanks for all the comments guys :) Ill be posting more soon :) I love the warm welcome to Poetry Soup and I think ill be staying here for a long time :)

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup. If you need any help just ask. Light & love

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 2:59:00 PM
    Wow, this is a very powerful first poem! I love how you paced this scene out, making the reader wait and wonder the entire time. Looking forward to reading more of your poetry!

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Well written, Seth ..... but so sad. - (I have post a new one to. ) - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)