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Shifting my weight onto the old bridge.
Listening to it's ragged cries of protest.
The mist rising from it's slumber, casts an ominous attitude.
As I walk by, the trees extend their bony fingers.
They snatch at my hair as I pass them by.
I near my destination.
A tribe of tombstones stand before me.
I soon find the one I have searched for.
Kneeling down, I place a rose by the lonely head stone.
I turn my back and walk away.
The headstone and rose drifts into the night.
Swallowed by the starving darkness.

                 (For Dorothy, Wanda, and Elwood)

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  1. Date: 7/28/2008 7:47:00 AM
    a very beautiful piece of poetry, very moving it really touched me and i could see myself there in the graveyard such a poem this was. thank you for reading my poem and for your comment

  1. Date: 7/23/2008 5:07:00 AM
    Wow, poignant, raw emotion here. "Swallowed by the starving darkness"...I appeal to one's emotion also, so I am sensitive to this sort of thing. I could feel the mood here. Beautifully written, if sorrowful. Regards, Sara---Thanks for all your sweet words on mine.

  1. Date: 7/23/2008 4:52:00 AM
    The visual quality of this read is amazing as is the fluidity of the read. it played out for me as if I were the one searching. Marvelous write. Michael

  1. Date: 7/22/2008 3:53:00 PM
    Powerful poem. Nice use of personification. I'm sure the people that you dedicated this to were honored. You may want to change neeling to kneeling in line 9. Thank you for your kind words regarding my poem. Best wishes with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 7/7/2008 7:30:00 PM
    This is very moving. Well described. Only the light will cast out the hungry darkness. Keep writing. It is powerful. Love and Light, Shari

  1. Date: 7/4/2008 12:24:00 PM
    Leah hi, this is a sad and poignant write, very nice and thanks for the comment on my poem, take care D-nyce