Requiem for a Marriage Pt. 2: A Selection of Poems

Requiem for a Marriage Pt. 2: A Selection of Poems


This town ain’t big enough for the two of us
That much I know by now
Draw your weapon and make it a quick one
I ain’t doing this all day

You look pretty under the dying light
Not that I care anymore
Loading my bullets I count one by one
The memories in rusty rotation

You fire first straight through my heart
I shoot next burying into your brain
Lying there left to the buzzards
The sun sets at last

The duel is over
But the scars will remain 

About The Author

Sam Barrowcliffe

I am nineteen years old and will begin studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick in September. Since starting at Mouthing Off as Creative Writing Editor, I have written and published a number of short stories and can’t wait to share even more. My favourite genres are horror and science – fiction and I take great inspiration from the likes of Rod Serling, Charlie Kauffman, H.P Lovecraft, Christopher Nolan and Phillip K. Dick. In the future, I hope to follow my dream of becoming a professional screenwriter and novelist, following in the footsteps of my idols. I look forward to publishing even more fiendish tales and I hope people will continue to enjoy reading them, as much as I have writing them!

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