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Epitaph

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Below is the poem entitled Epitaph which was written by poet Linda Long. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Epitaph

“you’re killing me….”
words that I hung in the air,
a prophecy that resonates through sleepless nights
my heart said goodbye to itself
that chilling evening in early August
how sacred the hidden treasure of a wife and mother
how broken the memories 
how haunting the path not taken

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  1. Date: 3/12/2013 7:08:00 AM
    HELLO FROM BULGARIA.HELLO FROM YAMBOL.

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 1:47:00 PM
    revisiting this incredible piece; titles, words - we all have the same palette of colors to choose from, but miracle of the creation process - each paints a different picture...some overlap; look forward to more from your pen; john

    Long Avatar Linda Long
    Date: 8/29/2011 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow, John.... Even your comments are poetic! It warmed my heart for you to take the time to say you revisited this piece.
  1. Date: 8/20/2011 8:00:00 PM
    Very chilling. I hope you prosper on PoetrySoup.

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 10:53:00 PM
    Your verse echoes down the long hallway of my mind and I wonder...as you lay dying Wow! powerful, thanks for sharing. Love that fourth line; john

    Long Avatar Linda Long
    Date: 8/9/2011 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I knew I had a poem on my hands when I came up with that fourth line... thanks for noticing! I enjoyed reading your work, as well. I love haikus, but am yet to write one myself.
  1. Date: 8/8/2011 12:32:00 PM
    Heart wrenching...oh!

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 7:21:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Linda. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

    Long Avatar Linda Long
    Date: 8/8/2011 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much! I was surprised to discover the caliber of poets I have found on here. Very inspiring!
  1. Date: 8/7/2011 9:11:00 PM
    Lovely expressions, Linda

    Long Avatar Linda Long
    Date: 8/8/2011 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much! I see that you have submitted quite a few poems on here... impressive!
  1. Date: 8/5/2011 3:30:00 PM
    very very haunting....

    Long Avatar Linda Long
    Date: 8/8/2011 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! I very much enjoyed reading your poetry, as well. Disturb Me Not was my personal favorite!
  1. Date: 8/5/2011 11:24:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. a pleasure to read your creative poetry ..enjoy the site with its many features as u continue to share words with luv..

    Long Avatar Linda Long
    Date: 8/5/2011 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! So great to have discovered this site :)
  1. Date: 8/5/2011 11:20:00 AM
    haunting words indeed. i like this top writing and a good poem.

    Long Avatar Linda Long
    Date: 8/5/2011 11:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much! Just now googled and found a place to put this poem out there. Not exactly the kind of stuff I could share on facebook. Your words message meant a lot to me!