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Death of a Play-write

A cold crypt lay stone figured in the earth, as if it were the old man's reward.

Dark and bewildered the eyes of the beast, rested six feet on tranquil depths.

Shallow and without remorse, engulfed by the undertakers grit.

What death awaits under the devil's window sill.


Monotonous the cheer, hurray!!!  hurray!!!!, an audienca, dethroned was the king, his
assassination by critic, no prize for his next of kin

No sorrow, only tears of a dream failed by others,

Who are we not to call his work art...left with an evil grin and the scent of gasoline
spread, burn was his words,as he fell silent in the flames


As the curtains rolled, applause lauded out, a true genius, a master of a play.

As it was in name death of a play-write,

and the end of his script

Copyright © Courtney Russell | Year Posted 2011


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  1. Date: 2/23/2016 10:14:00 PM

    Courtney Russell, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing, hope to see a new one from you again. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 1/2/2016 12:39:00 AM

    COURTNEY, pleasure to read :) HAVE YOURSELF HAPPY 2016. ...... SKAT
  1. Date: 4/25/2011 11:03:00 AM

    Very nice poem...Welcome to PS and keep those poems coming....Jimmy
  1. Date: 4/25/2011 6:03:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Courtney. 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. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol