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An Autumn Burial

Blog Posted:9/23/2010 5:29:00 PM

A small crowd stood around the grave;

my presence being one of them.

With our heads bowed downward and our

Predominant, black and white clothes

We all resembled king penguins

in the early autumn morning.

The breeze increased and blew the brown

Dead maple leaves around our feet,

some aptly onto the casket

deep within the newly dug grave.

Other than the wind, the silence

Is deafening except for an

occasional cough from the group.

The eulogy begins “here lies ….”

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  1. Date: 9/24/2010 4:25:00 PM
    sad,sad write...Light & Love

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  1. Date: 9/24/2010 11:44:00 AM
    You captured the burial site well in this write. One of the saddest places to be. God Bless Phyl

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  1. Date: 9/24/2010 5:57:00 AM
    Beautiful image that many of us relate to. I love how you have captured the feel. Hugs, Kris

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  1. Date: 9/23/2010 9:20:00 PM
    The brown dead maple leaves. It is great imagery to go with the occasion. Very nicely done, Albert. I never read a poem before on an autumn burial.

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  1. Date: 9/23/2010 6:31:00 PM
    Such a beautifully written poem about a sad event, Albert. One of our Soup members is going to his beloved lady's funeral tomorrow. I imagine this is exactly what he will experience then. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 9/23/2010 6:27:00 PM
    Albert this is such a sad poem but at the same time so beautifully written, you captured something we have all experienced in life~~

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  1. Date: 9/23/2010 5:47:00 PM
    Enjoyed Albert... nice to share our poetry on this ...a poetry site... hope u enjoy my "Satisfaction" blog too...

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3/18/2014The RiverVersememory,
2/28/2014A MuseVerseinspirational,
2/11/2014A Chilly VisionVersenature,
2/9/2014Fire and IceVerselove,
1/13/2014Winter SoliloquyVersephilosophy,
1/2/2014Vanished EgosVersecharacter,
11/27/2013Required Horn BlowingVersepollution,
10/22/2013Face of a goddessVersebeauty,
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