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Nature holds the rope

Nature holds the rope I remember that Thursday Crystallized in my mind Like all the intense moments of my life At the doctor’s with my wife She had a heart Why did she depart? Why was this the end and not the start? This was Nature over Art We had a hope We thought we could cope But Nature held the rope Around our baby who might have been born Now our hopes are torn She had a heart Why did she depart? Why was this the end and not the start? This was Nature over Art Was it all for the best? In a place of eternal rest….. Not for me! I want my baby! She had a heart Why did she depart? Why was this the end and not the start? This was Nature over Art They’ll say it still It must have been God’s will Was this a chance to kill Another of Pharaoh’s sons? Or was an angel sent To massacre the innocent? She had a heart Why did she depart? Why was this the end and not the start? This was Nature over Art A dog a horse a rat- I know what Lear was at With his famous lament To grief I too give vent -Why do they have life And you have not My child asleep in some ethereal cot…… She had a heart Why did she depart? Why was this the end and not the start? This was Nature over Art Those aesthetic fools Who play with their tools And say Art over nature If only they knew how premature…… She had a heart Why did she depart? Why was this the end and not the start? This was Nature over Art We had a beautiful baby But in the law of natural selection She didn’t even win a primary election Her heart-beat was too slow And so she had to go…… But sill she had a heart! So why did she depart? Why was this the end and not the start? This was Nature over Art

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Date: 4/4/2020 4:13:00 PM
Lots of pain and anguish in this poem. I liked how the refrain pulled it all together.
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Charles Barry
Date: 4/4/2020 5:29:00 PM
Thanks Alison! This is my first day on this website...I liked your Chrysalis poem....quite erotic even though I don't know if you wanted it to be