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Beneath the Totems

The honored dead lie in their graves
Silent beneath the sky
Storm clouds billow like threatening waves
The wind begins to sigh

Darkness falls o’er this resting place
Slowly the clouds descend
Totems stand with majestic grace
With strength that storms won’t bend

The Totems tell of noble lives
Of those who now are dead
They speak with pride and not with cries
No tears need now be shed

The spirits of the dead still live
Within the hearts of all
Strength and hope and peace they give
Beneath the Totems tall

by Steven Mossburg   8-13-11

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  1. Date: 12/19/2011 12:39:00 PM
    Thank you so very much for your kind words on my poetry Steven. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 7:37:00 AM
    This is beautiful Steven. Perfect rhyme, rhythm and balance. Great imageery. A fine piece. Congrats on your win. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 1:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Francine Roberts' "Totems in the Darkening Sky" contest Steven. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 4:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win! Great job Caryl Ramsdale

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 10:05:00 AM
    This one of my very favorites..its such a peaceful read...BG

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 6:07:00 AM
    This is simply beautiful, Steven. When I lived in British Columbia, I saw many, and they always filled with with awe. Many congrats on your SUPER WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 12:11:00 AM
    A really nice write Steven. Congratulations on your 2nd place finish.

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 11:46:00 PM
    Congrats Steven on your second place win in the Totem contest with this grand write luv..

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 11:44:00 PM
    Very, very nice Steven. Congratulations on a big win. Joyce

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 10:14:00 PM
    congrats on your second place win in the contest Steven, great piece

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 3:34:00 PM
    Lovely tribute to the Native Americans, Steven

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 6:27:00 AM
    well written of luck in the contest!!!!!!

  1. Date: 8/14/2011 10:17:00 PM
    wow, you did really well with this topic. I could not even think to do it! BEst of luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 8/13/2011 10:27:00 PM
    Very nice take on the contest photo wishes.Thanks for your kind comment at my poem page.

  1. Date: 8/13/2011 6:32:00 PM
    Awesome write mate...with love...old Jack

  1. Date: 8/13/2011 12:18:00 PM
    an elegant write Steven and one that touches the heart ...good luck in the contest with this touching piece so poignant luv..

  1. Date: 8/13/2011 10:12:00 AM
    This is powerful, well worded and has wrenching imagery. I'm sure it will place well in the contest, Stephen. Cheers from Cyndi