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Dancing in the Grave Yard

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Dancing in the Grave Yard

I dance upon you
and your spirit I lift
in to my heart.
I dance upon you all
I dance where I can
in between the headstones
on grasses of divan,
where once you’re feet laid
where your love ones
shed their last evanescent tear.
I dance through
the small hours of night
and the longest time of day,
I dance, I dance, I dance
this my humble homage to you all
you whom served your era well,
you made the masters
with your skill your energy,
you fought their bloody wars
your enterprise kept them rich
but only of an earthly kind.
Oh yes when I dance
I dance and I remember you all,
so to you that spread your seed
ever so well
to give another generation life,
I dance!!

© Harry J Horsman 2013  

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  1. Date: 7/19/2013 1:43:00 PM

    Congratulations on such an awesome win.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 4:35:00 PM

    Harry, this is outstanding! ..congrats...Im always so surprised at how at how each poem takes a bit of a different path. BG

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 6:36:00 AM

    Very sad piece. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 3:32:00 AM

    Congratulations on your awesome win friend Harry. cheers ;)

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 10:38:00 PM

    An awesome dance harry. Many warm congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 8:37:00 PM

    Congratulations on your wonderful win, Harry! Always, annalise

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 6:14:00 PM

    Harry, congrats on your fantastic win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:24:00 PM

    Harry, Congrats with your awesome win... luv~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 4:14:00 PM

    Harry:-)Congratulations with your dancing poem in Giorgio V's contest. have yourself a nice one ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 1:16:00 PM

    I LOVE free verse poems that use the art of repitition and if it's not done quite right, it just doesn't work and makes the poem boring and repetitive...You have done it to perfection here my friend!...Congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 6:43:00 AM

    congrats on a fine win Harry

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:42:00 AM

    congrats on your win Harry, nice to see you on the winners list , hope your well thinking of you xxx

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:49:00 AM

    Dynamic ekphrasis. Impressive.

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 5:39:00 PM

    Awee this is beautifully expressed.. hello there sir.. nice to meet you .

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 4:16:00 PM

    I've heard them words said before somewhere...(I'll dance on your grave) but you brought them words back with a new zest...in your magical way. You are a 'Meaningful' Writer Harry. Never Frivolous!

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 7:53:00 AM

    A somber message eloquently and sensitively portrayed.

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 9:24:00 PM

    I find this very beautiful! You've taken the reader on a wonderful journey with great imagery, Harry. I had to read it twice! Beautiful! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 5:06:00 AM

    Beautiful Harry, the inspiration, the idea, the imagery, and your words. Thank you for this poet friend! x peace, Ruby

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 10:04:00 PM

    wow, I have not seen one like this before. To dance on the graves of these special folk and pay homage. What a most interesting idea, harry. I really like this!! A fun read too. (we used to play hide and seek in the huge cemetery across our street, but I prefer this idea of dancing!)

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 4:29:00 PM

    I have heard of dancing on the graves. Is that a custom in your Country. My friend's son worked in the cemetary, where a 16 year old girl that died was buried. She was a balarina. Well, thanks for sharing this with us. check your Soup Mail later. Thanks for reading part I. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 1:27:00 PM

    i dance, i dance for the celebration of life, i love this one... definitely gets an image in my head, enjoyed this one~always & forever~PD

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:51:00 AM

    Wonderful write Harry and I can tell how much the topic means to you, a brave write for brave lifes ended too soon. Thank you for reading my Peru poem, this coming and going on soup is normal Harry, folks need to recharge and also they need to find content that inspires them. I found this write inspiring..if writing some collaberations would help you I'm game! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 4:11:00 AM

    Dancing for the dead and dancing for the living. Dancing for this eternal choreography of life! The greatest dance of all. Difficult at first to see through the veil of the apparent, once beyond that the luminosity provokes. Beautiful. Thank you.

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 1:45:00 AM

    Hi Harry on this first snowy day of the year this has warmed my heart, great ywist did not see it coming, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 6:27:00 PM

    Exceptional poem, Harry... Excellent!!! Terry

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 1:40:00 PM

    Harry --Liked the tempo much. But secondary to the message of "live your life to the hilt' good one

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 12:30:00 PM

    Harry, the contrast between the first two lines is strong, as initially, "I dance upon you", could be taken in the negative, as in, "I step upon you", etc. But obviously that is not the message at all. I found this poem to be bloody brilliant, my man. I love the energy, the movement. A very uplifting message and dedication!

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 10:31:00 AM

    This is a really interesting write , I have read it a few times now and see more in each time I read. xx