Poem: Shot Heard Round The World

I go silently with my love
Toward his destination
He’ll be leaving soon
And I wish to see him off
As countless others are doing
With their loves

We arrive and we pay
Our driver handsomely
We walk in silence for a while
Then we stop

He turns toward me
His eyes begging for understanding
My heart melts
I cannot stay mad at him

I rush to him
And our lips meet
We cling to each other
In a fierce embrace

I express to him then
With more than mere words
How much I love him
How proud I am of him
How I need him
That I will wait for him
Forever more

A tone sounds
And we break apart
It is time

He walks away
And I hug myself in despair
The shot heard ’round the world
Has reached my ears

Author’s Note: This was a poem that was written for a Grade 10 History class project. 

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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