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Below is the poem entitled Epitaph which was written by poet Monterey Sirak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The stories of a life weaved an expansive tapestry
with threads of the subtle scent of lavender
in the water she daily splashed on her face
The swishing sound as nylon-clad legs brushed
against each other in her brisk stride
The touch of the back of her delicate hand 
sliding over a cheek as she curled the fingers 
to hide the rough calloused palm
Her kisses always tasted of cherries
the flavor of her favorite lip gloss
The words of her heart were spoken softly 
in a rhythmic voice of compassion

The tapestry decays with the passing of time
composting itself into a three line epitaph
to fit the headstone

Copyright © Monterey Sirak

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  1. Date: 6/5/2015 8:23:00 AM
    Love to go back and see one's first post to soup,,not disappointed,,truly wonderful..

  1. Date: 5/6/2015 11:49:00 PM
    Beautiful write. Outstanding. A favorite.

  1. Date: 2/22/2015 8:56:00 AM
    Your poem is one of the best I have read in PS.. a classic.What can be more humble than a headstone? Everything goes down to dust 1lb of ashes in the crematorium.My fav. You are wonderful Monterey . God bless.Hugs!>>.rajat

  1. Date: 9/3/2014 12:35:00 PM
    This was lovely it just flowed beautifully. I'll be looking to read more of your work. :-) Christine

  1. Date: 8/3/2014 8:02:00 AM
    OK .. Enjoyed the ones I read yesterday so much, I just decided to read from your list when I can.. Started here and I love the way you write, dear Monterey!!.. Free verse seems so natural for you and flows like a lazy river.. Something I don't do well yet, but I love to read from those that can.. You are going to my favorite poets.. Mabey I can learn.. Or just enjoy your art.. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 2:03:00 PM
    You are really talented, another breathtaking piece.

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 7:48:00 AM
    I had to come back for another look and it's beauty, I covet with my eyes but I keep with my heart, thank you dear woman for sharing, xxx

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 9:13:00 AM
    What a heartfelt read this was. I love how compassionate and endearing your words are to this person that means so much to you. Breathtaking epitaph... I'll be looking out for your name in the future!

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 9:56:00 PM
    You've brought tears to my eyes with this extraordinary write, remindng me of my Mama, Monterey... I am definitely going to add this to my "Fav. List". Thank you for reading "A Mystery" and your encouraging comment. Will be back to read more of yours. Love, Annalise P.S. Welcome to PS and I hope you'll love it here.

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 9:33:00 PM
    Hi Monterey :-) Congratulations with having your poem Featured this week. Have yourself a wonderful and lovely Mother's Day. Lots of Luv & Hugs *Linda"

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Where did you come from? This is excellent xxx

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 9:33:00 PM
    Monterey, , your poem is very enjoyable, :-) Wishing you a nice warm welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best in your writings. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself? If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please look me up by clicking on my name anytime you're on line. I'm looking forward in becoming your #1 poetry soup fan. Please keep me posted every time you post a poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT"

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 11:15:00 PM
    Wonderfully composed and superbly ended. Congratulations on your poem being featured. Aloha

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 6:28:00 PM
    Monterey, this is a very heartfelt poem. Well done. Keep posting and welcome to the Soup. Rick

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Monterey, Welcome to poetry soup. My name is Linda; many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. If you like, please consider checking out my newest contest for fun : -) You can find the contest page by clicking on the top left hand side. You will find many different contests to choose from. I’m looking forward in reading and following your poems as of now and the future. If you ever want or need feedback on a certain poem, please look me up. I can't wait to read what you highly recommend. You can always stop by and say hi if you like. Keep me posted when you post your next poem…. Thank you ~ Always & Forever *LINDA