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“Eulogy for my Many Sons” with audio. Written and read by Stephen J. Dawson Jr.

Eulogy for my Many Sons by Stephen J. Dawson Jr.

The beat of your heart rushes blood to my head

Your slender-eyed stare and the thought of my bed

With your company promised and sworn by and said,

I opened my sock drawer and shot my son dead

In the hamper, he’s buried, he’s dug up, and then,

The thought of you kills him again and again.

– Stephen J. Dawson Jr.

what do you think this little verse is about?

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8 thoughts on ““Eulogy for my Many Sons” with audio. Written and read by Stephen J. Dawson Jr.

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    1. Hahahaha. I had to. None of my friends ever understood it until I titled it. Thank you very much! Appreciate it!

      1. Well I might not have fared any better than your friends, but it’s fun to misinterpret and then put on the right track by the poet.

      2. That’s why I normally include the audio. A lot gets lost when verse is only read and not heard. But it has its limits. I can’t explain the meaning while I recite it. I usually like to write simply so my readers would get it but part of the fun is in the mystery of the symbolism.

  1. Well. Unless my mind is incredibly warped and one tracked, this is about having a little fun with yourself, just you and your hand , that knows you too well.
    The rhythm is impeccable and thought I am not a man and obviously don’t possess that anatomy, I understand rhythm is quite important…😏
    The form and pulse reflect the self pleasure, and your desirous thoughts of the woman inspiring this intimate act, are revealed in the last lines and the epic , “the thought of you kills him again and again.”
    Little deaths are…our bifrost to another realm, no?

    1. Thank you so much! And you’re absolutely right. Haha. It seems to go over people’s heads sometimes.

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