Missed call (Ben's thread)

by Michael   Oct 11, 2017

An evening of a friends’ time of celebration
the venue was steeped in birthday decoration.
The atmosphere full of his special occasion
This night almost staged; my early cremation!

The night flowed-over as I fuelled my delight
slowly my mind warped as I walked up a flight.
Stairs seemed to twist from my blurry eye-sight
a few more steps to encounter my plight.

My hands slipped my mind and also my feet
I stretched out my life; to salvage this feat.
But deaths door was open; and ready to greet
I was so close to its heart; I could hear no beat!

A tumble in time; where memories were lost
unaware of the price of pleasures high cost!
A flick of a dark coin was pitched and tossed;
and ‘Here lies Michael’ already embossed!

Frantic-faint distortion; I could barely hear-
“Mikes dead, Mike dead; please-all keep clear!
Was I!? So I thought; I feel numb to the fear
But no!; my life just rested upon on left my ear!

So I cheated a notch-up; on the reapers claw
Death turned a cheek; and closed its ashen-grey door.
So I write my tale; with both feet on the floor
I still have flash backs of my earlier-missed call!


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  • 10 months ago

    by Em

    Missed call (Ben's thread) by Michael points 7
    Michael weaves his tale so well with rhyme and added humour which is one thing I like about Michael's work he always has a real sense of how to attract his reader and keep them throughout the piece too. Glad you lived to tell the tale so well through your poetry and the title is fantastic and could be take two ways until reading the content itself.

  • 11 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Congratulations on your HM this week. All my best wishes Milly x

  • 11 months ago

    by Em

    Absolutely fantastic story telling through rhyme

  • 11 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Wow Michael I had to read over. What experience and the way you described it. Amazing. Added to my favorite. All the very very

    • 11 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Dagmar

      Not the best subject, but a true account :0x

  • 11 months ago

    by Mark

    Love the rhyming Michael with great vocabulary. The story flows and its really interesting how the topic of near death is touched upon. Happy this is nominated!

    • 11 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Mark for nice comments :)

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