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Stone Flowers

Posted - 08/18/2005 :  16:22:45       

In north-west Indiana
on a meager patch of ground,
stone flowers greet the morning,
stillness there, no other sound.

I walk among the headstones
taking note of those I knew,
thinking about their loved ones,
how their courage saw them through.

There is no stone to guide me
to the one I came to see,
his ashes had been scattered
on a hill of sapling trees.

Thirty years have come and gone,
he would surely be amazed,
little trees, now fully grown,
all aglow in autumn blaze.

I stand in awed silence
as the sun comes streaming through,
my Father was my best friend
and the greatest man I knew.


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  1. Date: 9/28/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Very nice poem. Well constructed and full of heartfelt expression. Cindy

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    Date: 10/2/2013 9:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Cindy. Your words are appreciated.
  1. Date: 8/13/2010 1:05:00 AM
    Intresting read, love your use of language to bring about important points, not only in this poem but in the others you have posted. thanx for sharing. :)

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 6:20:00 AM
    Your first poem here on this site..and so long ago..and not one unfair. this is a wonderful poem..please give us another try. were not takes awhile to get going..but I for one would read every poem you wrote. BG