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Striding behind those who carry
The burden of those who passed
Walking on bricks 
Carved of the deepest black
With sand on either side
Rocks jutting out from the ground
Broken, harsh, and jagged
Observing those with tears in their eyes
The tears of great sorrow
Seeing birds of death flying everywhere
Birds of black, grey and white
Names scattered all around 
Written with faded coal black ink
On stained plaques of discolored white
Those who carry must reach this place
Where they drop their burden,
Hide it, bury it, where no one can find
But it will be found once again
Not to be the burden of those who carry
But the burden of those who passed
This place of lethe and memory
When the burdens are droped
All forget where they were
They joke and laugh
They forget their tears of sorrow

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  1. Date: 1/18/2010 3:24:00 AM
    Another excellent piece, Welcome to Poetry Soup...Raul

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 7:36:00 AM
    Hi A.R., I want to first welcome you to Poetry Soup. We are all among friends here. What deeply moving poem this is. Very heartfelt and real. I was captivated from beginning to end. Great intospective and visual. Thanks so much for sharing. I look forward to reading more of your amazing poetry. Take care. Many blessings to you. Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 4:14:00 PM
    Deep, introspective write, A.R. Welcome to the Soup! Here, you will be inspired as you too give inspiration to others! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 10:39:00 AM
    From one newbie to another...welcome, and I love the way you have written this! It is beautiful and thought provoking!

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 10:33:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup A.R. I also wish you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 6:23:00 AM
    Welcome to the Poetry Soup Family of poets.. may your stay be a long one.. and may your new year be filled with blessings.. luv.. creativeness.. friendships.. health.. and great poetry as this delight.. read "Soup-Sational" on my list of poems for more info about the Soup... luv.. Linda-Marie "Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup..