∙ɕ∙ ẞ ∙∙ the angels laid him away ∙∙ ẞ ∙ɕ∙

“Louis Collins (Angels Laid Him Away)”   Mississippi John Hurt

written by Mississippi John Hurt

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oh,  what choices
did Louis Collins make
that got him shot
at such a young age?

oh,  what risks
did Louis Collins take
that caused two men
to fly into a killing rage?

what choices
could Louis Collins have made
to change the outcome
that fateful day?

what price
would Louis Collins have paid
to avoid being buried
six feet under the clay?

the angels laid him away
as his mama wept

the angels laid him away
and Louis Collins slept

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“Louis Collins (Angels Laid Him Away)”  Mississippi John Hurt
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artwork ~  “Angel of  Sadness”   Wilhelm Kotarbinski
{ public domain }

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this is my submission to ~

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Choices    at   POETRY JAM
prompt:   Choices

thank you,  Mary K!

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Prompt #343  at  Sunday Scribblings
prompt:    Risk


thank you,  Megg!

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i am also participating in ~

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “∙ɕ∙ ẞ ∙∙ the angels laid him away ∙∙ ẞ ∙ɕ∙

  1. Donna

    This is great. I have never heard that song before but I really like it. I love music that tells a story like this. Your poem is great too.

  2. It IS sad sometimes to think about the choices people make at a young age that get themselves into predicaments that they can’t find a way out of…..! Your poem is testament to that fact.

  3. Helen

    This is really unique…music + a great poem!!

  4. Very nice, Dani! Our lives are truly the sum of our decisions, both good and bad. Fantastic song by the way, love that very southern blues sound. :)

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