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A light yet shines for me

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A light yet shines for me

-" Because I could not stop for death"-
-"He kindly stopped for me"-
He came while I was fast asleep
and took me suddenly

My soul then took its ethereal flight
As it traveled towards the light 
And when the Pearly Gates were in sight
Then I knew  everything would be alright

So they bid farewell to my mortal shell
And tears were shed for me
I heard church bells but all was well
As I slipped into eternity

For: the Homage contest
From Emily Dickinson's  poem: "Because I could not stop for death"

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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 9:32:00 PM
    Hi Joseph, stopping by to say goodnight ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:21:00 AM
    What a somber, but meaningful choice of poems and poets........and you did them both justice, .......great work Joseph !! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Congratulations:-) Joseph, , a wonderful Homage to this poet... SKAT

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:11:00 PM
    Excellent poetry, congratulations on your win Joseph, xxx

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 6:56:00 PM
    Wonderful read Joseph ....Seren

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 5:49:00 PM
    a great pen Joseph congrats Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 11:13:00 AM
    Awesome writing from you, Joseph. Congrats!!

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:33:00 AM
    Fantastic! Brilliantly penned

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:09:00 AM
    So well done!

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 5:06:00 AM
    I really like the author and her poem that you chose to use for the contest..Reads like winning material to me..Thanks for the visits to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Love, love, love this ;} going to fav's ;} I will go read Emily now ;}

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    Date: 7/22/2013 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for faving my poem Debbie
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 4:18:00 AM
    Love the words in this poem-- so peaceful and lyrical-- our promised afterlife makes one feel that way I guess.

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 12:11:00 AM
    I love this, Joseph! Great work and a worthy homage to a great poet too! It's already a winner to me! x Annallise

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 6:39:00 AM
    - Deep thoughts about a beautiful death - Good work Joseph! - Wishing you good luck in the contest! - Have a nice Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)