You took your life, this summer day
Swept it away
And so we sigh
And so we cry
You took your life, our hearts makes due
But they’re not you
You took your life, left us no choice
Only your voice
Just an echo
We can’t let go
Today at dVerse Frank Hubeny asks us to take a minute and write a poem using the Minute Poem form:
A Minute Poem has exactly 60 syllables which we assume match the 60 seconds in a minute. The form also requires three stanzas of 20 syllables each. Each stanza has four lines. The first line has 8 syllables and the next three lines have 4 syllables each. If that is not enough constraints, the poem is expected to have end rhymes for the three stanzas that go aabb ccdd eeff.
I am still stunned by the suicide of Linkin Park Lead singer Chester Bennington, earlier today.
In a post from April I wrote about my love for Linkin Park and the very first time I heard them:
Chester Bennington, lead vocalist for Linkin Park, was unforgiving as he growled his way into my id, fucking trashed it like a drugged out rocker’s hotel room and by God I wanted more! When the video ended I immediately turned off the television hyperventilating, not knowing what the fuck hit me, but I remember I finally fell asleep and felt so much better upon waking.
A minute poem is about all I can do right now, so perfect.
dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting the Bar:The Minute Poem
That’s such a sad memorial to have to leave as a post script. I’m so sorry for you
Those short lines are like punches. Powerful.
I’m so sorry, from what I’ve read he has pulled a lot of people through some of the darkest times in their lives. May his music continue to save.
A fitting tribute and a very sad loss.
Suicide is such a sad and selfish thing. It leaves loved ones behind wondering what they could have done differently. Powerful poem.
A wonderful tribute.
These lines could almost be a song, very powerful. Nice tribute to Chester!
Btw if you wanna check it out I have a tribute piece online too.
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