Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DISPATCH FROM A FUNERAL


Death is an unnatural thing.

It is a soul mate
wrapped in a shroud of
disquiet and tears.

It is a fickle friend
who chastens life with non existence while declaring,
“You are my best and most enduring part.”

-OpenLinkNight http://dversepoets.com/

16 comments:

  1. great piece... 1st stanza really does it for me. nice work!

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  2. yes it is...a friend at times and others a feared enemy...nice evocative write...

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  3. Good write. Food for thought.

    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine

    www.siggiofmaine.wordpress.com

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  4. Yes can be both given the circumstances, well said.

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  5. i agree...friend to some...enemy to many...lots of death poems out on the trail this week..

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  6. Another a tad on the dark side of the moon, but very well written and presented. Very thought provoking. I like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. a fickle friend indeed. cool write is right.

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  8. Thank you all for taking the time to comment. My grandmother took a turn for the worse and died this past week, so death and dying are heavy on my mind. She was the center of our family life. It is strange, however, that this has been the best visit that I have had with my family, since I left home. I'd like to credit my grandmother for that. -Finally

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  9. Outstanding piece.

    I'm so sorry about your loss.

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  10. One cannot but agree with what you have said so well.

    Your grandmother sounds like a lady worth both mourning and celebrating.

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  11. You all are so kind :-) -Finally

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  13. i'm sorry about your grandmother. hope you are doing well.
    this piece is wisdom and playfulness, which are indeed friends, wrapped up together.

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  14. Ayala and Ed, thank you for your condolences. -Finally

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