Mother and Father in Bed

Mother and Father in Bed

A Poem by Elephant Noses

What did you do?

You told me to

What have you done?

You gave me the gun!

It’s your fault,

You taught me how!

What on earth have you done?

I shot them! They’re in bed!

Go look for yourself

Oh, Christ, what did you do?
They’re dead now! Dead as dead can be!

And there’s nothing to be done

to change it.


The baby wants her mother

Oh, Christ, the baby!

You forgot all about her!
What will she do with no mother?

What have you done?


The baby will be fine,

put her in bed with her mother

she loves her mother

See how she clings to her mother’s breast

even when no heartbeats’ blood make it warm?

She loves her mother.

Dead dead dead


Oh see her crawl into

their pool of blood?
Mother and father

bang bang

through the heart

She loves her mother

Mother loves father

Shots through the heart

Shots through the heart

© 2010 Elephant Noses


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Elephant Noses
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Sort of :( it's pure insanity... the person who shot the father and mother... for putting the baby in between them. very creative i had to piece it all together but it was good.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the story is clear as clear cut glass and as sharp~ you create the atmosphere of human horror vividly~ lines short and quick like expended bullets from a clip leaving their impressions in the sorrounding aura of the reader's perceptions~

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on November 8, 2010
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Tags: parents, mother, father, violence, childhood, guns, shooting


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