Prose For Thought – #NaPoWriMo Day 4

Thank you once again to everyone who supported Prose For Thought last week. It has to have been one of my favourites so far – so many beautiful pieces of poetry and prose. I read them all a couple of times and it will be one of my most treasured posts.

For all those of you who don’t know, April marks 30 days of Poetry writing in honour of National Poetry Writing Month – or NaPoWriMo. Today sees the fourth day of a poem written by me on my blog as I endeavour to join in with this challenge. Details of NaPOWriMo can be found here. My last three days of poetry are herehere and here.!

Today’s poem was inspired by a very sad situation which came to light on Twitter on Tuesday. I went over to Tweet Cathy who blogs at Wicked World of Lucas (I was feeling guilty as I hadn’t got round to reading her wrestling blog) when I noticed a conversation with Mischievous Mummy. Her niece had had an argument with her boyfriend on Monday night. She ran away from him. He ran after her and was tragically run down by a car and killed. She is 15 and he was 16. I told Jetta at Mischievous Mummy that I would write something for Prose For Thought and dedicate this poem in NaPoWriMo to them.

Too Soon

A life cruelly removed from this earth

Far too soon, too near his birth

Trying to save one, his soulmate?

Seems so cruel his soul to take

Trying to help, it was all in vain

To wipe her tears and remove the pain

Fate has dealt a shocking blow

How could it be his time to go?

Aspirations, hopes and dreams

Fallen apart, ripped at the seams

In one so young with so much hope

On that night, they fell and broke


But what about her, who’s left behind

Just please give her the strength to find

Some peace and solace in her heart

Knowing that they are ever apart

Keep her safe, please keep her strong

Help her see she did no wrong

A young love’s tiff, happens all the time

Why it happened?  No reason, nor rhyme

Angels tell her to feel no shame

Whisper to her, she’s not to blame

Help her to live life strong and true

That’s what he would want her to do


© Victoria Welton 4th April 2013

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  1. April 6, 2013 / 11:36 am

    So sad but such a beautifully written poem. You really are very talented 🙂

  2. April 5, 2013 / 9:50 am

    That’s such a sad story. Great that fellow bloggers are able to give support for these sorts of tragedies.
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  3. April 5, 2013 / 7:59 am

    Another brilliant idea! REALLY wish I could write poetry so I could join in but believe me, it would be awful if I did! xxxx
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  4. April 4, 2013 / 6:28 pm

    beautiful poem. really catches the emotion, such a sad situation. thoughts are with them x

  5. April 4, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    Just beautiful prose. So incredibly sad. You’ve inspired me to write some prose (or vaguely prose) for the first time in 20 something years. Will be praying for that family.

  6. April 4, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    That is so beautiful, brought a tear to my eye. So sorry for this family’s loss.
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  7. MischeviousMum
    April 4, 2013 / 11:24 am

    Utterly perfect and beautifully written. I shall show it to her once I think she’s ready to read it. Thank you all for your kind comments. Xxx

  8. Mrs Teepot
    April 4, 2013 / 10:37 am

    Oh what a truly awful thing to happen. You’ve written really beautifully about it. I especially like the second verse.
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  9. April 4, 2013 / 7:57 am

    Beautiful poem! how utterly soul destroying young that girl, just awful xxx
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  10. April 4, 2013 / 7:35 am

    Your poem is very beautiful Victoria. What a terribly sad and tragic story xx
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  11. April 4, 2013 / 6:56 am

    It’s not even 7am and I have the biggest lump in my throat. Such sad news about Mischievous Mummy’s niece and her boyfriend. Life can be so utterly cruel sometimes. A precious life taken without warning. A beautiful poem Vicky, truly heartfelt. May he rest in peace with the angels now and may she find some solace in their arms too knowing that it wasn’t her fault, just a moment in time changed forever. Much love to you Vicky xxx
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