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)
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Submitted by sage48 on March 12, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXB CDXD CEXE XAXX X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 616
Words 111
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

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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