Thirty-five to zero in a second
done before he knew it had begun
not quite the way he had reckoned
his war of life would be won
Although the Dribble is intended to be humorous, this verse is not. My son lost his nineteen-year-old friend last week in a motorcycle accident. His only comfort was that his friend apparently died on impact, so he didn’t suffer. My son is suffering, however, along with his other friends and coworkers. He has known grief in his young life, but this time it’s more sobering for him, for it was a peer who reintroduced him to the reality of death.
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Name derived from the name of the micro-fiction form “Drabble,” which is a story consisting of exactly 100 words. A Dribble is a poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not characters—spaces and punctuation are not counted) in four lines.
Because of the brevity of the poem, the title is integral to the poem (though not included in the count).
Rhyme scheme: abab
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