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Wooden Markers

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Wooden Markers

"There was an old cemetery 
in that fence row.
Thirty some graves I've heard;
no record of it at the court house."

The neighbor pointed past 
the corn rows, 
Round Up sterile,
to posts askew 
like aged teeth;
broken wire pulled down by sod,
prickly with random barbs 
and wild roses.

          No sign of it, or them,
who might be there yet,
no concrete vault 
or weather weary headstone 
to chip the disk blades.

Gone with 
the builder of the fence
ever fertile dust,
scattered by the plow.



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  1. Date: 10/6/2011 10:43:00 AM
    Are you in Africa? Where you are seems so foriegn to me here in the USA [new england CT] BUT I am from farming stock and have always been facinated with grave yards..how did the wire get pulled down by SOD?? I am very interested in your journey. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 6:17:00 PM
    I would love to see a photograph of this scene to expand the meaning of this wonderful poem even more. Love your concept here and the scenery that surrounds this ancient cemetery. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 11:55:00 AM
    Hi Wayne-As you show in your piece time as with progress changes everything.I like this especially your final verse.A worthy winner.Love June(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 6:04:00 PM
    Congrats Wayne on your poem "Wooden Markers" being among the winners. Vince

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 1:39:00 PM
    Way to go, Wayne. Congratulations on your win in the Soup contest! Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 6:04:00 AM
    All we are is dust in the wind. Many congrats on your FINE WIN. in the Nove poetrysoup competition, Wayne.

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 2:07:00 PM
    Yes some might feel it more fitting to be part of the growth of new life of another and equally valued life...Congrad's on your fine win!

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 6:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest Wayne. I enjoyed reading your poem again this morning. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 7:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this great poem. Enjoy. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 3:39:00 PM
    Congratulations! Wayne, on your featured poem of the week. Enjoyed the intense depth of your poem,,.p.d.

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 11:35:00 AM
    Wayne - sounds like a potters field to me - Excellent in form and visual effect - congrats on being featured - great job, mj

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 8:03:00 AM
    I just don't understand how people can write like this. "I can visualize it." Thanks!!!

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 7:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem, I think this is really wonderful and amazing~~

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 10:12:00 PM
    I love it. Being transported to a vision. "Round Up sterile"... perfect! This made my day.

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 7:28:00 PM
    Congrats Wayne, on "Wooden Markers" being featured. Paints quite a picture. Vince

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 6:55:00 AM
    Yes, many graves have gone to never been remembered ..So we need to tread softly for we know not on whose body we tread...Great work..I am glad that I chose this one to read this morn..Congratulations on being featured this week..Sara

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 6:51:00 AM
    Wayne, you've touched a vein here with this nostalgic piece. Regrets for the deceased. good job. Glad I stopped by to look for the markers though. I've posted a couple of new ones today, come by and visit. James

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 5:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Wayne. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 7:20:00 AM
    Wow I missed reading a lot of excellent poetry this past weekend. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Hoping you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration Wayne. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/28/2010 10:19:00 PM
    Great, intriguing poem here....makes me think of things that I don't want to accidentally offend by bringing up questions. The imagery is superb. Is this poem built around truth?~Chris

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