by SVH

This poem began as fan-fiction but I liked it too much.

Was the body burned to ash?

Was it buried deep in ground?

Did ravens crow or crows revere?

Was there silence?

Was there sound?

Were two coins placed upon the eyes

And laurel braided for the crown?

Did Hermes guide or gods condemn?

Was there silence?

Was there sound?

Did man greet the gripping grave

As boys farewell their friends?

Did he weep or rage or speak? No-

He was silent:

Kay slept sound.

-SVH 2013

I'm really trying to find good critique on this site. Please, as writers or readers, let me know if there is anything about this poem you think could be changed.

Thanks for reading!