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Funeral

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Below is the poem entitled Funeral which was written by poet Oluwaseun Ogunbiyi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Funeral

'Twas time our teeth be 
sealed with bogus lips, frozen 
from the frost of tears.
 Except for a form of 
mourning, they were to 
remain captives, the thirty 
two of them 
or less.

 From aloft, we all seemed 
black ants, clustering for 
honey,
 But our reasons for 
gathering was bitter. As 
bitter as the shreiking voice 
of the 
violin,
 The tiring voice of the 
organ, as bitter as the sound 
of the hymns sung, 
 As the thoughts it bore so 
clung.
 
Assuredly a melodious tune it 
was, but our feets refused 
to dance. 'stead, more 
tears
watered the soil, dust of 
grief arose, containing airs' 
naivety.

'Twas the last of the gigantic 
rectangle, slowly immersing, 
the grounds imbibing, 
shovel
scorching sands with 
withered hands, bodies 
swaying, more intriguing than 
martial arts, 
honouring its lasts.

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  1. Date: 9/29/2009 11:17:00 AM

    Oluwaseun, congratulations on having this poem featured this week! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 6:26:00 AM

    hey Seun, that was really awesome a write and i was moved to "tears" hat the vanity of all that plough for, you are good. Thanks for the comment on my page, you can catch me on facebook, just type on my name, i really would love to know you better

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 6:57:00 PM

    Very poignant write here, Oluwaseun and a well-deserved selection to be featured this week at the Soup!! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 5:05:00 PM

    Just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:17:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 2:29:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 2:21:00 PM

    Good use of imagery for a creative view. Congratulations on having you poem featured. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:52:00 PM

    Oluwaseun, congrats on being featured this week...Raul

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 8:18:00 AM

    Dear Oluwaseun, Congratulations on your well deserved feature of the week. Love and Light, Lainie.

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 4:44:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Oluwaseun. Love, Carol