The Hangman's Son

The Hangman's Son

A Poem by Sean Ethan Torres

If it was your job would you kill, would you do it I'd it was someone you loved?

The drums of death beat malevolently
The hangman stands high on the platform
The raven flies above waiting for a meal
The crowd awaits the condemned to show
The courtyard comes alive with hate
The criminal is escorted to the noose
The young boy stares through the lasso
The final beat of the drums draw near
The hangman sets the noose around the neck
The lever is pulled and the body drops
The hangman sways in the place of the accused
The hour ends with twelfth strike
The ground bathed in blood as a head rolls
The hangman and his son will now be together again
The drums of death halt

© 2012 Sean Ethan Torres

Author's Note

Sean Ethan Torres
i thought of this in like two minutes so let me break it down. the hangman was supposed to hang his own son but couldn't do it, so he hung himself, then his son the beheaded at the end of the hour. f'd up huh? let me know how you liked it or didn't.

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I finally figured out why i thought of this . . . i have a tiny noose that my brother made when we joked the we were going to hang to mouse that kept sneaking into our house. ((_^ Well at least that explains why the theme consists of someone hanging.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Itz very gud,... And very sad.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on February 17, 2011
Last Updated on May 6, 2012
Tags: death, love, hate, blood, hangman, son, father, the, noose, beheaded, hanging


Sean Ethan Torres
Sean Ethan Torres

Tulare, CA

Use to be on a lot but lost password to old account. Link to my old poetry - - ^ about me . . . hmmm thats a very good question. Well I guess i can safely describ.. more..