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The Cemetery


I entered gates that were rusty and old, worn with age,
     This eternal resting place filled my soul with sadness;
The time of the year did not help, barren trees hanging low,
          Dried up withered flowers lay forlorn on rows of graves.

I followed a pathway taking me deep into the maze of sorrow,
     Many stones difficult to read, erosion and time destroyed;
Some were simple crosses and others pristine granite markers,
           I crossed over a bridge above a rippling stream.

Dark valleys lay before me and toppled statues rest in peace,
     This scene of sadness holds a place in my soul forever;
For among the burial plots, vaults, crypts lays a beloved memory,
           Of my childhood cat, Snowball, forever in this place.

                                  This pet cemetery, serene and tranquil,
                                                        And I still weep . . . 

March 21, 2014


For the contest, The Saddest Landscape, Sponsor Skat

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  1. Date: 5/22/2014 9:22:00 PM
    You have such a great flow, and this piece shows it. TFS :) Jess

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 9:51:00 PM

    Wings Avatar Broken Wings
    Date: 4/12/2014 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Skat
  1. Date: 3/23/2014 2:20:00 PM
    Just love this, Constance, and such a moving end. Hope you and the kitties are having a good weekend x

    Wings Avatar Broken Wings
    Date: 4/12/2014 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Jack
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 8:51:00 AM
    That was quite a surprise at the end. A very effective piece.

    Wings Avatar Broken Wings
    Date: 4/12/2014 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Richard.
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 7:26:00 AM
    So well described...vivid pictures. Sad, as well. // my cat Snowball passed away 2 years ago! // paul

    Wings Avatar Broken Wings
    Date: 4/12/2014 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Paul
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 6:50:00 AM
    Stunning images of sadness. The last line stating the cemetery is a tranquil place greatly highlights the fact that dark sadness of the landscape is your perceptions coming from your place of loss. Brilliant poetic gem.

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 1:09:00 AM
    You painted a very personal portrait of a sad landscape. I bet you had many cats in your lifetime. I love that about you. How you enjoy your cats as much as I do mine. I sure enjoyed this one about Snowball and his resting place.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 9:43:00 PM
    There is always sadness whenever you go into any cemetery! You have expressed yourself masterfully within this illustrious poem my friend! I surely loved this piece! great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 12:37:00 PM
    This is definitely a very sad landscape. You captured the theme well with your descriptive words! Very well done. Best wishes in the contest! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 12:12:00 PM
    I can't imagine of a sadder landscape than this... ;'(( you painted a scene so well... the dried flowers,toppled statues.. and the memories of those beloveds sleep in death... you penned it so well , Lady.. :')) kudos!! ^^__^^

    de Torres Avatar Aiyah de Torres
    Date: 4/10/2014 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    glad to be here once again... and now to give you a warmest CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :O)) great job!!! ^_^