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Raven's Watch

She's always there, watching
Over the quiet graves
Torn between life and death
Waiting 'till her time ends
When at last, she can be
Reunited with him

Without his strong arms
She falters and fails
Ne'er to love again
Her gentle heart is
Smashed beyond repair

She is the one
They call Raven
Soulless, helpless
Without his love

She stands and
Looks over

Where they


Written By Nick Bagnall
For Contest "Among the dead"
13th Place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 11/2/2011 5:05:00 PM
This is an amazing poem! Immediately a favorite! Thanks a mill for sharing! Always, Laura
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Date: 8/19/2011 2:56:00 PM
Hope she find peace after her love went.this is a nice one representing challeges not only of love but love.we all have to take heart not to fall down.luv liz
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Date: 6/3/2011 12:11:00 PM
hey Nick, love this one, David
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Date: 2/24/2011 12:12:00 PM
I had only read a couple of the poems and wanted so badly to enter but...too many things were going on and didn't get to. I knew Constance would have a time selecting her winners. There is a long list of winners here. You should be so proud of your winning poem congratulations Nick. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/19/2011 10:57:00 AM
Wonderful story with a challenging form----enjoyed.Congrats Nick on your well deserved win in the contest.---kashinath
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Date: 2/19/2011 7:25:00 AM
Many congratulations Nick on your fine win in Constance's wonderful contest....:)
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Date: 2/18/2011 7:09:00 AM
Nick, Congratulations on your win! Enjoyed this entry the first time I read it and liked it even more upon the second reading. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 2/18/2011 12:43:00 AM
Great story, Nick. Many congrat's on your BIG WIN. Lainie
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Date: 2/17/2011 8:39:00 PM
Wow Nick Lovely. many congratulations.
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Date: 2/17/2011 7:19:00 PM
A great example of a diminished hexaverse and a great entry for Constance's contest. Congratulations on winning.
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Date: 2/17/2011 6:37:00 PM
Congratulations Nick on your honored place, jolly goood show. Agape, Moses
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Date: 2/17/2011 5:51:00 PM
Congratulations on the well deserved win in the contest of constance, Nick
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Date: 2/17/2011 5:21:00 PM
Congratulations on your fine win in the "Among the Dead" Contest, Nick. Always, Annalise
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Date: 2/17/2011 5:09:00 PM
Congrats Nick on your wonderful win in Among the Dead contest with this exceptional entry luv.. enjoy another grand victory with luv myf riend..
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Date: 1/22/2011 3:20:00 PM
Y, thank u 4 u'r comments. I like this one, ravens are very symbolic. Anything that symbolic, enriches poetry, I think.
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Date: 1/21/2011 9:24:00 AM
Nick, I love how you did yours using this diminished hexaverse form. I have tried this form once or twice and found it very interesting. It was a great way to accomplish your message here in this poem! You were thinking similarly to me in the way you imagined the scene of this beautiful picture! Luv, Andrea
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Date: 1/19/2011 10:06:00 AM
Nice use of the diminished hexaverse with this poem. You captured the mood of the captivating photograph. This form, when presented centered reminds me of a tornado...and death of a loved one is like an emotional tornado to those left behind. Good luck in the contest. Lovingly, Dane Ann
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Date: 1/18/2011 7:16:00 PM
Nick, this is a genuinely moving interpretation of the contest theme. And I admire the form you chose. It's not wordy and still conveys a powerful image. Well done! Best wishes for success in the contest. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 1/18/2011 10:48:00 AM
Thank you for supporting my contest.
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Date: 1/18/2011 8:21:00 AM
Good morning and thank you for sharing your poetry Nick. It was a pleasure to read your poetry today and I hope you will continue to write. The best to you in your writing endeavors whatever they may be in 2011. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/18/2011 6:57:00 AM
Utilizing a lurking, watchful bird to describe a human vigil works very well! I enjoyed your devoted verse!
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Date: 1/18/2011 5:16:00 AM
Elegantly expressed Nick and a sure winner as Constance will luv this entry .. perfectly written my friend.. good luck in the contest... with luv..
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Date: 1/18/2011 5:08:00 AM
This is a real beauty Nick. You have beautifully described the pic.
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