In this light-less blood-filled room,
my screaming thoughts escape my head,
my stubborn heart’s beating, I wish I was dead.
I wish to smell your innocent scent.
Experts say newborn’s fragrance is like drugs.
I wish to be high on you, even once.
I wish to feel the softness of your skin.
They say your illuminating cover is like silk.
Oh, how soft will your lips be when you taste my milk?
I wish I heard you cry.
They say your wail could tear my ears in two.
I don’t care. I just wish I heard even a coo.
All these wishes could have been true.
If only I was brave enough to carry you.
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Today I’m presenting how to write an elegy. The word is derived from the Greek word elegus which means “song of bereavement.” An elegy is a poem written to lament the loss of someone or something special to you. It is a poem of mourning that expresses three stages of grief: sorrow, admiration and acceptance. Elegies can be written for a personal loss, a public figure or a particular event.