This is a very sad story in a form
of a beautiful poem
5 years ago
I like poems that are factual so this one really appealed to me. How many years I've watched the fireworks over The Coathanger and never knew about this piece of history?
I know, today, a lot of worked are given tags that they wear when on site and hand them in at the end of each shift so it's very easy to tell much sooner of someone is missing but...back then obviously not. I wonder if he had any family but I think not or he would have been found sooner....maybe he was a migrant or a prisoner not sure but....you did make me wonder about him. Nice job Liz....really liked this one!
That is so sad that no one found him until it was too late. :( And also that he's still there! That's just creepy. I love ghost tours and anything like that! So fun yet eerie and also love hearing about the history.
You done a fantastic job, as always, on this poem! Very well written, kept me intrigued!
The opening stanza is very strong. Such incidents have occurred repeatedly since the dawn of man. Tragic deaths produce a cold breeze of unfulfilled dreams and wishes sunken, perhaps beneath the sands of time. Sad, how in the afterlife one is left astray from mortal solace and between two different worlds, to oscillate.
It gave me chills just thinking about that person, and the ghost. I mean his body was not recovered and I guess was not given proper burial so the ghost might still dwell there. ( that's what people say) I wonder how would you react if you have seen the ghost? The "alas I was not one of them" made me think about that.
I love this piece, Liz!! It's so creepy and sad. The simile with the memory and yourself was brilliant.
I can't quote anything, because I love every part.
The part about feeling winter's breeze against your skin's just remarkable. I also love the bit about forgotten seasons luring you.
And thank you for writing the message at the bottom; I would never have guessed that. It's scary and interesting.
'Alas I was not one of them.'
I would've been very disappointed as well if I did not see any ghosts on a 'ghost tour' :)