Oct 22 2011

Rest in Peace

Published by at 10:05 pm under Uncategorized

The Grim Reaper, the bringer of death
Brings forth a tragedy like Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
A lost loved one is an emotional mess
To all those who knew them at their very best.
Whether they died of old age, or died way too young
Even today, we wished they were still among.
But they’re gone now, and up in that place
To all those who died I say, “Requiescat in pace”.

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3 Responses to “Rest in Peace”

  1.   Prudenceon 22 Oct 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I really liked this poem. I likes how you compared what the grim reaper does to Mcbeth. “Requiescat in pace”. Is a great line to end the poem with.

  2.   samanthaon 25 Oct 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I’m not a fan of Shakespeare but I like what you’ve done here. I’ve never read Macbeth but I know that when Shakespeare writes a tradgedy basically everyone dies. It looks like an Epitaph styled poem dedicated to everyone that dies. It’s very clever.

  3.   jenny abeleson 26 Oct 2011 at 12:13 am

    Why _Macbeth_? Of all the tragedies written, why this one?

    I would delete unnecessary words such as “very” from “very best,” and “way” from “way too young.” In such a terse poem every word must strike with force.

    “Pace” does not rhyme with “place.” It’s pronounced “pa-chay.”

    Why are you addressing “all those who died”? What’s the occasion or process that brought you to this moment (besides being assigned a poem about death, that is!).

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