Monday, April 1, 2013
Luke Mitchell: Poem To Jodie
We follow pronouns;
we note any inclusion of being sorry, or regretful,
we follow principle:
Luke's Poem to Jodi
"Goodbye Jodi. Please can you say what happened,
Please tell us who it was, who took your life so cruelly
For no apparent cause.
Note that he says goodbye to her, but asks her to "please" tell what happened
and "who" took her life. Where someone begins is always important and it appears important
to the author here that he wants the public to think that he wants to know
"who" did this.
Note also that someone took her life, but not for no cause, but no
"apparent" cause; indicating belief that there was a cause
but that it is not known to others.
You had so much to give us, you lived life your own way,
Note the plural, "us" and to singular, "me"
Whoever did this to you, should just be put away.
note "whoever" and not "just" put away. No other punishment?
You didn’t see bad in others, you didn’t like to judge,
who is the other that she did not see the bad in?
We’re sorry Jodi, truly, but we’ll always hold a grudge.
Note the expression of being "sorry", yet it is plural, "we". The use of being
"sorry" is vital.
You were taken from us so cruelly,
Please don’t ask us to forgive,
We cannot get this from our hearts however long we live.
Note the avoidance of the personal singular pronouns.
You’ve been laid to rest, but not in peace,
We know that just can’t be,
But we’ll say goodbye and forever hope
That justice we will see."
Justice was seen.