Loved Ones Lost

by HOLLY ARMER   Jun 23, 2004


Looking back the
signs were all there.
A wife, a mother,
lost in despair.

Living a fairy tale,
such a perfect life.
No one knowing of
her personal strife.

The demons in her head,
always screaming.
Lost her reality, and
thinks she's dreaming.

Losing her mind, she
can't find her way.
Deciding to take
their lives today.

She watches in silence,
little Brittney and Zach.
Then slowly takes the gun
from behind her back.

Visions at birth and
all the days after.
Through the gunshots,
echoing children's laughter.

Feeling the pain as
her children die.
Knowing that she has
no right to cry.

She says a prayer to
her children in heaven.
Brittney only three and
Zach just turned seven.

Calls her husband to
tell him her fate.
He calls 911 hoping
it's not too late.

He arrives to find her
lying by the phone.
A gunshot to the head,
done on her own.

He goes to the playroom
and cries out in pain.
There lie his beautiful angels
both have been slain.

It's all too much,
he can't live his life.
Not without his children
and his beautiful wife.

He goes to the cabinet
to find his gun.
Gets out a bullet,
he'll only need one.

Saying a prayer with
the gun to his head.
A shot rang out,
four people dead.

This is what happens,
no one to blame.
Loved ones lost to
the mentally insane!

*Any votes/comments appreciated*

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  • 9 years ago

    by Rachel RTVW

    What a sad story you have told here. The flow was good and the rhyming wasn't forced, so that's a plus! What makes it even sadder is the fact that there are mentally ill people who have done this and others who will in the future.....

  • 11 years ago

    by loretta Taylor

    Absolutely awesome. It was so chilling. I know of a family that had a fimilar fate. 5/5

  • 13 years ago

    by Eibutsina

    OMG HOLLY my fave this one i loved it your so descriptive with your words and this is one of your best! I think the message your putting out is really good too - these sort of situations happen for real in real life and if society and the people around these kinds of people were more aware and educated on the issue then perhaps future incidents similar to the one you wrote about could be avoided. WELL DONE ONCE MORE :o)

  • 13 years ago

    by PnQ Mod Account

    Wow.... such a tragic, but beautifully written poem. I hate that stuff like this actually happens...so sad

  • 13 years ago

    by Kristina K

    Wow Holly. Simply stunning piece of poetry. Absolutely magnificent. A very well written piece; described the event with such detail that the reader can actually visualize the scene. I liked the flow and wording of this poem. Thank you for sharing such a brilliant work of art. Keep up the wonderful work and take care!
    Kind regards, Kristina