The Black Death

The Black Death

A Poem by Emily Dickinson Jr.
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It's a poem about the black death/ bubonic plague

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Thump, bang, crash
The bodies fall


The sin has come
And consumed all


The black carriers scurry
Through the night
Like a Grim's pet
They snicker in delight


"Sinners will fall"
Is the message sent

That is

Until each pope falls


"This can't be what god has meant."

 

They know our bodies
Leave us holy
Yet wrought
Tis ailed, diseased


Numbers rise and never drop
Not a soul left behind
Only bodies left behind

The death bell tolls

They rot like a ruin
And the boils boil over
And they decay as they lay


Not a soul left to feel the sorrow
No one to feel an ounce

Of dreadful dismay

© 2013 Emily Dickinson Jr.


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I'm a history nerd, so seeing the words "Black Death" drew me right in. I liked this one quite a bit, my favorite piece of yours that I've read so far. I absolutely love this line:
""Sinners will fall'
Is the message sent
That is
Until each pope falls"

Keep up the good work :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

lol nice. I have to admit I'm a bit of a history nerd to, the poem was probaly a bit of a hint. I'.. read more



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Wow another great poem and first place. Congrats! I am giving a friend of mine your link as she wants to read your poems.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

Wow!! thanks so much Sherman. I'm always so happy when people like my work and it delights me that .. read more
Sherman P. Bastarache

6 Years Ago

I have both great hope and faith in you becoming a world renowned writer and love to promote your ta.. read more
Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

aww your such a sweatheart! :-)
Congratulations on your first place win in the "death" contest. The Black Plague was indeed a dark era in history, and you have been able to convey how horrific it was! I am trying to understand how a victim could be a "pope", but must conclude the phrase is meant as a reference to those who considered themselves above the law, and too holy to fall victim to the disease.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

Actually that part of the poem was in reference to how the citizens flocked to the church to protect.. read more
I'm a history nerd, so seeing the words "Black Death" drew me right in. I liked this one quite a bit, my favorite piece of yours that I've read so far. I absolutely love this line:
""Sinners will fall'
Is the message sent
That is
Until each pope falls"

Keep up the good work :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

lol nice. I have to admit I'm a bit of a history nerd to, the poem was probaly a bit of a hint. I'.. read more
It's amazing to me just how many can die of a tragic illness and just become one of those many, on the paper which doesn't exist, to keep track of its toll. This piece, to me, read as though an outsider in a town was indeed keeping a journal. Just enough of one entry to convey the tragedy that decended ... the fear spreading ... the gracefull sweeping hand by The Angel Of Death.. as his wings spread this mist of sickness to many.


Posted 6 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

very eloquently said and exactly as I meant it to be

"Sinners will fall"
Is the message sent
That is
Until each pope falls....

i loved this stanza indeed. Another, great poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

thanx so much Acer!! I'm glad you liked it :-) I wrote this one when i was a freshman
Acer

6 Years Ago

Really ? Great, you've reminded me too.
Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

lol hope thats a good thing ;-)
Poe would be proud of you. Your dark-side shines through your pen. ;)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

lol thanx!! that's such a huge compliment
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this is powerful and perfect as it is. excellent write!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

thanx I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)
this is fantastic, very creative

Posted 6 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

I'm glad you think so :-)
Nicely done. So you like to write dark huh? I know I do.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Emily Dickinson Jr.

6 Years Ago

very much so though of course not all of my work is dark :-) I like to ride a line so my poetry can.. read more

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Added on July 27, 2012
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