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Below is the poem of the week entitled The Cemetery Was which was written by poet arthur vaso.


The Cemetery Was

The cemetery was
Before my very eyes, stillness
Autumn leaves a blanket on the dead

The cemetery was
There, as it always was there
From childhood till now

The cemetery was
For me, my escape, comfort and refuge
Among the strangers and the dead

The cemetery was
My pathway to the heavens
The gateway to my dreams

The cemetery was
Until that one fateful day
My sanctuary

The bullet wasn’t even meant for you my love
You are dead none the less, beneath me
I, who weeps at your grave, lifeless too

Now the cemetery is my hell
Tormented by what ifs
I breathe the autumn frost only

That one day
Our daughter will become
You

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  1. Date: 5/25/2016 11:35:00 PM

    Arthur, congrats on potd, I just did a contest similar, but mine was And The Cemetery Was, wonderful write , 7

  1. Date: 5/24/2016 3:59:00 PM

    woohoooooo POTW many congrats:-) hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 5/24/2016 12:33:00 AM

    The sixth stanza tore my heart in this write! gripping words right up to the last "You!" Congrats to you on this POTW! This is powerful!!!

  1. Date: 5/23/2016 6:25:00 PM

    Congrats on POTW Arthur with another thought provoking tale!

  1. Date: 5/23/2016 4:14:00 PM

    Very haunting and grabs at you with the dark implications ... "The bullet wasn't even meant for you my love" ... I wonder who it was for. You write the words, and I ponder. A wonderful contender for the contest, Art.

  1. Date: 5/22/2016 9:06:00 PM

    Happy POTW Arturo !!!

  1. Date: 5/22/2016 6:57:00 AM

    Oh wow, that gives me chills....

  1. Date: 5/20/2016 8:47:00 PM

    JUst came back here to say goodnight. Gotta hurry off soon!! Thanks for your comment.

  1. Date: 5/20/2016 6:21:00 PM

    Hi Authur, You have penned such a sad write with raw emotions. You took the reader on journey, we started out in heaven and now hell is before us. Excellent job my friend. Good luck in the contest. 7 - Alexis

  1. Date: 5/20/2016 4:39:00 AM

    So very sad, but beautifully written, Arthur. Best wishes for the contest. T.J

  1. Date: 5/19/2016 5:16:00 PM

    So,he lives only for the daughter? Beautifully sad. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 5/19/2016 3:27:00 PM

    You paint with the perfect amount of sadness to draw us into your emotions Arthur...a fave

  1. Date: 5/19/2016 7:12:00 AM

    Arthur you did wonders with this poem. It is sad but at the same time beautiful. a 7 deserved.

  1. Date: 5/19/2016 5:50:00 AM

    very sadly expressed but very good Arthur, I enjoyed reading your entry this morning, have a great day, love x

  1. Date: 5/19/2016 3:22:00 AM

    I love it, Arthur; you put your heart and soul into it; emotional, great build-up, and as usual...a formidable ending! #7 ~ Regards // paul

  1. Date: 5/19/2016 2:17:00 AM

    The emotions described unveil a dramatic story. Beautifully written.

  1. Date: 5/19/2016 1:48:00 AM

    WOW I see the contest has inspired you to write yet another Vaso masterpiece - I had a feeling you would be writing on this theme ... fabulous powerful pen:-) hugs Jan xx7

  1. Date: 5/19/2016 1:09:00 AM

    wow, this one is POWERFUL in its depiction of grief and tragedy. LOVE that last little verse. Outstanding work, ARthur. FAVE.

  1. Date: 5/19/2016 12:40:00 AM

    How touchingly seasons changed in a small poem...very good....

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