Analysis of The Lost Baton

…when there’s no one left to protest
…when there’s no one left to blame
…when there’s no one left to target
…when there’s no one left to name

…when there’s no one left to barter
…when there’s no one left to pay
…when there’s no one left to reason
…when there’s no one left to pray

…when there’s no one left to matter
…when there’s no one left to care
…when there’s no one left believing
…when there’s no one left to share

…when no one’s left to pass it on
…when no one’s left unbled
…when no one’s left to sing the songs
—forgotten are the dead

(Dreamsleep: March, 2021)

Poetic Form
Metre 1111111 1111111 11111110 1111111 11111110 1111111 11111110 1111111 11111110 1111111 11111010 1111111 11111111 11111 11111101 010101 11
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 616
Words 111
Sentences 1
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 1
Lines Amount 17
Letters per line (avg) 25
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 85
Words per stanza (avg) 22
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Submitted by sage48 on March 12, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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