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

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My wish is to return to that old place
The calm and clear and crimson countryside
Where my father and grandfather and I
Placed seeds inside the ground that grew to God

The day my heart decides to ever sleep
And become something silent without sound
Kiss me with fingertips that close my eyes
And place me in the bed of flame and fire

Before my seasonings are spread to earth
Wait 'til the sun has half-way scorched the sky
Carry my weight upon a pale white horse
While riding swift as if to chase the past

And with thy hand throw pieces of my soul
Unto the air and let me fall to soil

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 2:28:00 PM
    Hi Johnny, Thanks for your kind words re: my poetry. I have just started reading yours and WOW awesome. I love this one "In Cremation", I can't wait to read more. I am hooked on Johnny. Lynn Barany

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 7:28:00 PM
    this is one of my very favorite ones that you wrote, Johnny. it is excellent and I'm sorry there are not more comments here for it. Congrats on your win in this contest.