Thursday, July 30, 2009

Where The Dead Whisper


ReadWritePoem prompt #85 from Doug Shaver's photo




Where The Dead Whisper


Spooky night on the horizon

here we are again

do you hear him?

do you feel him?

do you see him?

it's been exactly 34 years

since we buried him

here in Northern Michigan

they thought it was Tony Pro

who killed him

and burried him in darkness

beneath Giant Stadium

but, he shot himself

and we burried him here

at his request

in the cemetery of broken promises

where the dead whisper

Jimmy Hoffa's not coming back.


...........................................................NOTE : I wrote this poem today July 30,2009...not knowing that Jimmy Hoffa disappeared on this same day in 1975, exactly 34 years ago....YIKES!!!! ...now this is really SPOOKY

7 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

That's amazing! Well done.

Bobbie Sandlin said...

Ok...your addition in the is IS SPOOKY! lol

Nice poetry. I love this format, and they way you carry it out.

Lawrence Gladeview said...

talk about an erie coincidence wayne. i liked this one, northern michigan sent a chill, an uneasy cold. a soft piece with a bite, well done. -lawrence

Nathan said...

Yeah, that coincidence is weird. This is a haunting piece.

Jeeves said...

Haunting one...

Stephanie said...

Beautifully written work here....

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOW, very powerful!