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The last question

  • Published at 05:59 pm March 18th, 2019
Question

Poetry

The last question lasted

A bit longer than expected;

Even before the first question was asked,

He warned the media men

Not to ask too many things—

Some of his teammates

had a clock-bound divine duty.


But the last question lasted

A lot longer than expected;

Nine minutes in all

Little did the Captain know

That his prolonged answer

Had spared them from a massacre

That could have cut their lives short.


A delay spared them from horror!

A delay saved them from terror!


A delay that goes back

To the last question!


Ah Chance is a theory

That has its charm

Thanking the stars

Won’t stir the bodies

That didn’t have answers

To their last question:

Why?