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Graceful, Disgrace

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Graceful, Disgrace

The lilies were excessive.
Bless her, she does her best to
Lift the funerial hush
That's settled on this damned household.
Get them out,
You can't contain their boisterous bloom
To the kitchen alone.
The overspill of white
Does little to obscure the silence they're replacing.
Graceful, disgrace,
Wretch like me.

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  1. Date: 10/26/2012 8:14:00 AM
    Hi Annie - I've been waiting for a new one and here it is in all its glory. From the first line "the lilies were excessive" I was hooked. "Graceful, disgrace" are two impeccable words. Please cart me away a wooden box, tears in lieu of flowers. I try never to set foot in a florist. The aroma makes me nauseous. love, Kathny

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 6:56:00 AM
    What a beautiful day to sit and read the many diverse poems here at the Soup. I am so happy yours were among the ones I am able to read today Annie. I hope your weekend is exciting and so full of life and that you might find even more inspiration to write. Love, Carol XXXX

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 6:13:00 AM
    A very moving poem - it touches the soul.

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 7:32:00 PM
    Cyndi recommended me this poem...and she was right! It's awesome. Compelling and very emotive, Annie. Great work. Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 7:05:00 PM
    What a powerhouse of a poem, in, what?, just 11 lines? This is really good. I'm so glad that I dropped by this page. Your title caught my eye- perfect! I am always in a quandry (as most poets are) when it comes to commenting on such an emotional yet well wrought piece of art as you have here. This is a painful piece. I'm sorry for what you have experienced. But the gem you honed from the loss is magnificent. Phoenix from the flame, miss... I may have to point some others to this write. FANTASTIC

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 5:31:00 PM
    enjoyed your poem Anne, love elizabeth