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Nice Day for a Funeral

Written by Gail DeBole
In memory of my grandfather

Nice Day For a Funeral I (You were always old. I can't remember a time when you were not.) Cried (And you had no past before the first time I became aware of your presence.) When (The weather huddled the mourners together. It was a cold day, but the sun was out to pay its respects, also.) They (I huddled with the rest. Echos of the service left a sad taste in my soul.) Lowered (The Rabbi had spoken of you like an old friend.) Your (And convinced me of your close lifelong brotherhood with him.) Casket.

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  1. Date: 6/14/2012 7:04:00 PM
    Gail - This poem stopped me in my tracks. I loved it. In its E.E. Cummings-like presentation it is a double poem - the poem in the parentheses and the poem that is one word at a time. Stunning!

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 10:22:00 AM
    Gail a great tribute and nicely set out, thanks for all of your kind comments, have you thought about enering my contest, if you already have not..David

  1. Date: 4/8/2012 3:58:00 PM
    A very nice dedication to your Grandfather,Gail.Very original and a pleasure to read.I don`t often get to say that when it is about a funeral.Great work my friend.Hugs,Arild

  1. Date: 4/8/2012 3:07:00 PM
    Lovely memory of your grandfather Gail, bless him.Thank you for sharing this memory. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/7/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Dear Gail What a beautiful way to view a burial. Sad yes, but full of life. (You were always old. I can't remember a time when you were not.) I often wondered what they were like before we came along - our parents our grandparents. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 7:06:00 PM
    Elegant! unique..personal & meaningful what more could a reader ask for! Thanks so much for stoping by my writes [try some of my long one haiku is not really my thing though I have been emmersed in trying for over 2 years now! could take a lifetime!] Light & Love