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Life And Death


I said to myself when I grow up I want to be
          A Mother
                     Have some tiny babies to hold in my arms
I said to myself
                     I'll keep house and bake some fragrant loaves of bread
I'll do my best
                                    To be the grandest mother that has ever lived
I said to myself I'll
           have a pool in which to splash and play
My children should have fun every day

I said to myself
         Maybe a house at the foot of the mountain
                                or by the shore with friends next door
I said to myself 
                    I will dream both day and night forever.........


The Elder
I said to myself.....

The cemetery plot is purchased
                                                 Now I own a piece of land

Soon the momument will bear my name
                                              Howbeit won't be anything grand

Upon it just one line from the Bible "Come away my love" will be engraved
      So now I have freedom for I don't have to dwell 

                                on thoughts where's my last resting place

Some days I feel as though it won't be long
                                         I'll give this tired body up

Until then from old age I will sup____

The Dead

I looked around and said....

The grave cannot hold me
                             My spirit is free to soar

New Heights I'm gaining as I fly
                                        From earth to Heaven's shore

Free verse can rhyme but doesn't have to have strict meter

Sponsor: Craig Cornish
Contest: Talking to Yourself
Written this seventh day of July 2013

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  1. Date: 8/15/2013 2:38:00 PM
    Very lovely and touching poem, Sara. Very well written! This poem makes one stop and think about life and death in a different light. I personally believe that life does not end after death. I think there is some form of existence after life. There is a poem that I am posting titled "If I Died Now", it is similar to this. I think you might enjoy it. And, thank you for your kind comments, as always!

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:38:00 PM
    an excellent "talking to yourself" winning poem.... Congratulations, always & forever ~ Linda

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Well crafted! Congrats on your well deserved win. AO

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Sara an excellent write for this theme. Congrats on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:27:00 AM
    Confratulation on your awesome win, Sara..lovely words you wrote here..I enjoyed reading it.. *hug ~ Shirley

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:14:00 AM
    cheers to you for a stunning win, sara..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Sara, congratulations and thank you so much for entering

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Our bodies just a vehicle, that transports the soul...this is a beautiful poem.....I like how you captured the different cycles of life!!! ty4sharing sara:0) cheriexx

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 9:23:00 PM
    This poem seems like a contest winner! Nice portrait of life's stages here! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 5:04:00 PM
    I agree with you Sara, that the grave can not hold the soul, its free to fly to the heavens, I loved reading this delightful poem here my friend! What a tremendous piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 4:56:00 PM
    WOW! Sara this is a good one. I loved it. I want to think that we won't die - we will just cross over to a better life. Buwho knows - Que sera Sera. Remember that song by Doris Day. Good luck in the contest..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Amazing poetry tells an elegant story of living a fulfilling life all the way through to the grand ending... I agree with how you contemplate the end.. Comforting :)

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 10:27:00 AM
    A melody running deep and profound, sara.. free verse becomes you, so fluently expressed... :) huggs

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:55:00 AM
    This is an excellent write my dear friend Sara. I love it all & so enjoyed especially the last part where the spirit is free to soar, new heights I'm gaining, gone from earth to Heaven's shore- a wonderful feeling. So glad to stop by here & read this amazing write of yours. Thank you so much for sharing my dear friend Sara! Good luck and best wishes! love lots & big hugs, Leonora