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Epitaphs in Verse - Reflections in the Eyes of a Poet

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Epitaphs in Verse - Reflections in the Eyes of a Poet

The eyes behind a head inclined reflect a universe

   Of shanty towns and kings in crowns and parties in a hearse,
   Of heaping mounds of coffee grounds and pennies in a purse,
   Of heart attacks in shoddy shacks, of motion in reverse,
   Of reasons why pale kids must die, quite trite and curtly terse,
   Of puppet people at the steeple, kneeling down averse,
   Of tinkle tones and megaphones with empty words and worse,
   Of life’s begin’ in utter sin and other things perverse,
   Of lewd taboos and residues contained within the Curse,

While poets blind, in gallows’ rind, carve epitaphs in verse.


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  1. Date: 2/1/2013 3:41:00 PM
    wow, this is awesome, Terry, way back in your oldies!! Love how you put yourself inclines reflecting on the universe.

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 10:51:00 AM
    Holy Cow Terry - I am in awe of your talent of language's use. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 8:41:00 AM
    Again, another awesome write, you are really talented!! Jag

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 4:51:00 AM
    Love it , you have one crazy mind xx

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 7:46:00 PM
    Geez! I had to read this over,and over again...The way it rolls,just makes me want to keep reading...This is another fine write! Keep them comming. :-)

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 2:16:00 PM
    Terry; I hope you liked the roses and enjoyed the wine. Thanks for sharing this unique poem with us. Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 8:22:00 AM
    Enjoyed this Terry.

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 10:47:00 PM
    Wonderful versing...love the passion! C. Alvez

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 7:48:00 PM
    Such a marvellous one-rhyme poem.

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 5:48:00 PM
    Fabulous Terry Bravo xx

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 4:03:00 PM
    lovely write Terry.....The double rhymed lines are great...love...Joseph