Was it murder?
Obsidian night, in for a scare As angry voices filled the air, One was in fear, the other in despair And it is now, you must beware A turn of events will appear And in your mind, it will be seared “You don’t know what you did that day” “You left me in the tears” “And you made the nightmares appear” “My happiness is no more” you’ll hear
A peaceful end, must you reckon But not what this story beckons For, in just a second In the hand of the first man a weapon The screeching of the second will make you see The weeping of the first will make you feel Until all is silent, After a crash and a scream will reveal The other person is no more
“No,” “no,” “NO” is all you hear The first will claw at his hair For the weapon might be mere, But the destruction is severe “I was chocked” he will mutter “The nail marks on my neck will show” he will mutter “The feeling just stroke” he will defend A thump on a wall and a stutter The remorse will make him suffer Now the resentment is more
On you will the realisation dawn Only you will know the truth You will feel only Ruth But no one must you tell, The darkness that just befell Just hush and go your way Leave the man to his fate Ignore the reason of this day “I was never there” is all you will say For only you know That ‘she’ is no more
By Arshia Puri, Grade 8, EJPN