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Memory as Weeping Willow

   "Memory as Weeping Willow"

tears tumble upon ashen face
cascading as icicles 
on a frosty Winter's day
frozen in motion 
from grieving emotion
broken pieces scattering
of a shattered heart
as ornamental glass granulates
sorrow surrounds a torn life
as a maze of withered grass
thirsting for droplets of rain
to quench and soothe
as an umbrella of comfort ...

a tiny white casket
fragile as a rainbow
lowered beneath moist soil
as a garden of love
to nourishe the sad ground
laid to repose in immortal tomb
in blue velvet frock
embracing a new baby angel
as God enfolds His own creation
as a precious gem  ...

as still ocean waters kiss
like lovers on a sandy shore
with caressing  
entwined as tree branches
at first sign of Spring
withered dreams fade 
into the earthly dust
as a parched desert
wallowing in ashes
as a Mother grieves,  sobbing
for a lost child
as a womb unable to yield fruit ...

life has ended for two souls
as a sinner refuses to forgive
as a breath, stifled,
a marked grave in remembrance
with a cross asking "Why"?
an answer, unspoken,
as a silent interlude of prayer
seeks to understand 
this tragic death
quiet thoughts 
as a dagger thrust ...

... a haunting memory as weeping willow ...

*For Catie Lindsey's Contest Metaphorically Speaking 

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  1. Date: 3/13/2014 2:31:00 AM
    love the title....~Love you forever my bff....... RIP Sweet Linda-Marie ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:13:00 AM
    At wishing you good luck because it's really a heart touching poem. Thanks for your comments. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 4:46:00 AM
    I am moved beyond words Linda, extremely touching and beautiful write for the contest. Sure winner here.

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 9:55:00 AM
    This wonderful, Sweetheart, the poem contains all of the emotions, one has come to regard as your very own, you are so sincere, i'm sure so many of us here, would love to meet the Sweetheart of Soup.........

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 6:44:00 AM
    what can i say just wonderful ,i hope your keeping well my dear love duncan,ceizar xxx

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 5:40:00 AM
    this was beautiful my buddy ol pal.. I loved how you tied weeping willows into this poem.. good luck in the contest.. hope all is well.. smile cory

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 6:59:00 PM
    wow, you did an incredible job with this heartfelt poem, LInda. I am so rushed here I do not even have the time to check out this contest. I have to go offline now and can't see more poems. Hope to see you soon, sweetie.

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 12:50:00 PM
    This is a highly heartfelt write my friend! I am sorry you went through this terrible hardship in life, your losing a child, that is truly a horrible event! All we can do here is be your friend and be here as fellow poets whenever you need us! And I am here for you! This poem is a truly sad write, but brilliantly written, very nicely done! I love this piece my friend, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 11:39:00 AM
    Emotional piece from a gifted talented heart. Love your way from a absent n busy NY poet. Giants made me sad. Lol. Hope your well and hoping we can chat soon. Love n hugs Michael.

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 10:09:00 AM
    my, sweets!... my heart pounds as i read this compelling piece with words filled with pathos!... so gracefully rendered despite or because of the wrenching images... on to the winners' list... you better now?.. :)huggs!

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 8:32:00 AM
    heartfelt and heartbreaking write, my friend - this beautiful and sad poem is sure to be a big, big winner

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 3:30:00 AM
    Ouch! Sad...terribly sad. "as a Mother grieves, sobbing/for a lost child/as a womb unable to yield fruit ..."!! I love it! Great verse, Linda Marie. Best of luck in Catie's contest. Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 2:01:00 AM
    the death of a child leaves many scars and many unanswered questions too ,, with luv ,,