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Board Games of our Youth

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Board Games of our Youth

Been about seven years
since iv'e seen them 
hanging like burnt grapes
deep in the throat of memory.
Black tie, black pants. black shoes
to go with the black smile of tomorrow's blues.

Close to a hundred years she lived take or give,
fifty people or so left to live in her wake...
funny little equation
get together over of buffet of death
blue words dance from ice blue faces
ancient hiccups to soothe the ages.

Ashes to ashes dust to dust
the graveyard man leans into the sun
we've lingered much to long...

Quickly put away 
all the blackness of the blackest day,
in the backwoods of the closet 
to frolick with the puzzle 
and board games 
of my youth.


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  1. Date: 6/26/2013 1:47:00 PM

    soupmail :)

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 2:29:00 PM

    I often wonder about these things, Jesus said, "Let the dead bury the dead." I have heard several differing meanings for that one statement, yet still, I cannot claim to know what exactly he means, although, I have recently read, and it may sound cold hearted, yet it said that we should have spirits of gladness, as that pleases God, and another way I have heard the same thing put is that we should get back to normal ASAP. I can only guess...and ponder the meanings. Lovely poem, Anthony. Catie :)