One Poem by Alun Robert

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

The Night of March 31

she was gone
hoped she would last until daybreak
for just another day
into another month
another waxing crescent
but passed in her sleep

was there alongside
put an arm around her
heard her last incoherent ramblings
her final wretched wheeze
watched her eyes close
sensed the pain dissipate
felt her spirit float
departing in her prime

too young to be taken
smelled the stench of injustice
held back the tears
until morning at least
then cry along with the fools
to mourn her last moments
to lament a brief life
to wonder why her


Alun Robert is a prolific creator of lyrical verse. Of late, he has achieved success in poetry competitions and featured in international literary magazines, anthologies and on the web. He particularly enjoys ekphrastic challenges. In 2019, he was a Featured Writer of the Federation of Writers Scotland.

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