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memorial

                                    the elders are stoking themselves
                                                    singing loud, 
                                                    burning sage.
                                     shots of whiskey, guitars in hand.

                                                 four generations, 
                                         gathered here to celebrate
                                                       a spirit
                                  who's flame has all  but flickered out.
                                        for his spirit will forever burn 
                                                   in our hearts
                                                eternal, undying

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  1. Date: 7/18/2012 7:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Audrey. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 2:32:00 PM
    Chilling ,mysterious,the celebration, I love it !

    Decker Avatar Audrey Decker
    Date: 1/16/2012 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Joseph, Audrey
  1. Date: 12/20/2011 9:51:00 AM
    I like your layout and the first stanza - the rest also. Good style. Congrats on the selection. daver

    Decker Avatar Audrey Decker
    Date: 1/16/2012 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Daver, I wrote this at a family get together we had to celebrate what would have been my grandpa Joe's 75th birthday party. it is one of my favorites. Audery
  1. Date: 12/19/2011 9:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Audrey. I hope to see you as a premium member in the new year. Love, Carol

    Decker Avatar Audrey Decker
    Date: 1/16/2012 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Carol. I am hoping to be a P M as a birthday gift to myself! Love Audrey
  1. Date: 10/26/2011 5:33:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Audrey. 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

    Decker Avatar Audrey Decker
    Date: 10/26/2011 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You, will do!
  1. Date: 10/24/2011 7:52:00 PM
    Beautifully written! Moving and emotional read! Thank you for sharing and May God Bless!

    Decker Avatar Audrey Decker
    Date: 10/26/2011 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and God bless you also.
  1. Date: 10/24/2011 10:17:00 AM
    This is really deep and touching Audrey I feel where your coming from and I like it keep up the good work. Sincerely, Keith

    Decker Avatar Audrey Decker
    Date: 10/26/2011 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank You, it is about my grandfather.
  1. Date: 10/24/2011 9:56:00 AM
    A lovely poem, Audrey. My Mama use to tell us that our loved ones' spirits are alive in our hearts, in the breeze... I enjoyed reading this. Well done. Love, Annalise

    Decker Avatar Audrey Decker
    Date: 10/26/2011 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You, it is true.