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Charlie Howards DescentOn the surface Descent and a Descent are the same words However depending on how you use it the meanings are interchangeable The dictionary definition is moving down lowering but it is used many times when describing a death the journey of a soul An actual descent into a valley into the woods or anywhere is something you typically return from eventually However in the journey of life there are twists and turns stops and stumbles but in the end you return safely In the situation of death however the descent is the final journey It is thought of as the ultimate journey especially if you are in the Christian faith Your afterlife also known as heaven is something you pray will be your final destination In Mark Dotys Charlie Howards Descent Mr Doty describes the murder of Charlie Howard on the journey of his alternate descents Charlie was a traveler of a never ending journey throughout his life his death was just the beginning of a new journey Mr Doty wrote this poem from an objective viewpoint from the observer of the murder The observer has a god like persona he was there watching the entire thing and no one ever knew he was there I would characterize the observer as a very wise person and a truly good friend he knew exactly the way Charlie was feeling and how it was affecting him inside The tone of the poem is dark but at the same time it is a relief poem Charlie will never have to deal with all the pain that his life was full of ever again he will never have to hear the laughs taunts or threats of violence again Charlie is now in a happy place and away from the pain of life on earth The poem goes from
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