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The Funeral

Black Squirrels.....
Leave no shadow
Heads bowed in solemn faith
Cars weaving between stations of the
Cross; and old spanish tiled crypts
A glimpse, then another the casket lowered
The air, acrid with stinging ash of burnt metal; flesh
Fused with memories lost                           

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  1. Date: 9/30/2013 7:32:00 PM
    Very straight forward poem

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Oh wow, Jim.......not only this poem is powerful........but I just listened in to the archive of Drake's show from yesterday....and I have this lump in my throat from hearing your poem "Where the Bluebirds have gone"..... your poem reflects on so many mixed many will benefit by knowing they aren't the only ones. This shared experience is so moving. And your uplifting attitude is to be commended......I loved hearing you talk about it at the end. You are an inspiration for others!!

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 1:48:00 PM
    Hi there thanks so much for stopping by my verses! Hope all is well with you? The squirrel gone to heaven aye? Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 10:26:00 AM
    raw and reeling in the deep ash of mortality.. you took this way out of the ordinary... greeat work, jimbo..:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:42:00 AM
    A primitive funeral indeed. Great images. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 8:03:00 AM
    Insanely powerful & stinging. Jimbo, you floored me with the emotional setting in this writing. Spot. On.

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 4:58:00 AM
    Very powerful expressions, though sad and moving, Jimbo

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:10:00 PM
    very nicely written, Jimbo. I passed this one by a couple of times because i just knew it was going to be so sad, but you did it with imagery, and that, was very nice. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Wow this poem is so powerful it held my attention with every line till the very end. This poem was given much thought!! What a powerful poem, every line packed a punch! Brought a tear to my eye! Nice simple, yet a powerful title too! great poem James!!! Great write! :)