No One Saw The Killing



No one saw the coming
No "danger" signs were seen
There was nobody drumming
Yet the results were keen

No one saw the planning
No "prepare" signs were laid
There was nobody scanning
Yet the results were made

No one saw the killing
No "murder" signs were set
There was nobody shelling
Yet the results were let

No one saw the hiding
No "bury" signs were born
There was nobody chiding
Yet the results were torn

No one saw the leaving
No "egress" signs were clear
There was nobody grieving
Yet the results were dear

No one saw the pending
No "future" signs were spent
There was nobody tending
Yet the results were meant
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB ACAC ADAD AEAE AFAF AGAG
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 591
Words 114
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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