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January Elegy Poems | Elegy Poems About January

These January Elegy poems are examples of Elegy poems about January. These are the best examples of January Elegy poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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Karen's Threnody

She pranced barefoot in the park Caught fireflies in the dark Believing every day a lark From the moment they begin. Joking of smoking like a train Sucking cigarettes as if sugarcane Strolling with one down Lover's Lane Accompanied by a violin. She knew who played that fiddle Yet to the end chose to diddle And find answers to the riddle Of what waits once we've shed our skin. Having no faith in oncology Trusting herbalists and astrology She offered no apology As the minister came in. Last rites were said and thus she died By then all of us dried-eyed Most aware of how hard she tried Without any real chance to win. Artist, musician, lyricist, Sister, wife and mother head the list Of memories that shall long persist In the hearts of her surviving kin.
May 30, 2014