|'The dropping of the daylight in the West'*|
This is another poem I was introduced to at school under the broad topic of 'poems about people', would you believe. It will be familiar to anyone with even a passing interest in poetry, and some might say it's rather a corny choice, but I really like it. I'm a sucker for a good monologue anyway, but this one is just so sinister. It gives me chills every time I read it:
I gave commands;
Then all smiles stopped together.
* Photo John Lindsay via morguefile.com