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A Friends Burial

Here I am standing amongst the dead 
Grey skies gathering inside my head
My eyes are blinded with mists of tears
Dread overcomes me with unknown fears
Like a dark nightmare it feels surreal
Everything's a void is how I feel.






Written 20/02/20

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/25/2019 12:57:00 PM
Many can relate to the feelings you describe so eloquently, Tom. And I'm delighted to see congratulations are in order too. Thanks for your visit to my page. Hugs, Carolyn
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 2/25/2019 1:41:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, sadly as we get older we seem to experience grief more as we attend more funerals. Tom.
Date: 2/24/2019 11:23:00 AM
Congratulations for your win :)
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Date: 2/24/2019 11:27:00 AM
Thank you very much Heidi. Tom.
Date: 2/23/2019 8:48:00 AM
"Grey skies gathering inside my head" - felt exactly the same way recently when one of our friends passed away. This common emotion took shape into words through the eye of your incredible ink. Great work :)
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Date: 2/23/2019 9:49:00 AM
Thank you Swetha, sadly its an emotion that many of us experience. Tom.
Date: 2/21/2019 3:35:00 PM
Poignant, Tom. Love it.
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Date: 2/21/2019 4:34:00 PM
Thank you very much Line. Tom.
Date: 2/21/2019 3:25:00 PM
a very familiar emotion that many of us have sadly experienced. WEll done, tom.
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Date: 2/21/2019 4:33:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, and it never gets any easier. Tom.
Date: 2/20/2019 9:03:00 PM
So very well done, Tom. You've really captured the emotion perfectly. This should do well in the contest, methinks. ~ Gershon
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Date: 2/21/2019 1:55:00 AM
Thank you Gershon, a strange thing grief, how the mind copes with loss. Tom.
Date: 2/20/2019 3:09:00 PM
so sorry for your loss, tom. i've been there and you've described it well...
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Date: 2/20/2019 4:13:00 PM
Thank you Ilene, although it was a while ago it still stays with you. Tom.
Date: 2/20/2019 11:29:00 AM
This is death.
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Date: 2/20/2019 12:11:00 PM
Thanks Caren, the spectre of death hovers' above us from the day we are born. Tom.
Date: 2/20/2019 9:36:00 AM
Tom, you captured it.
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Date: 2/20/2019 10:52:00 AM
Thank you P.S., I know it affects people in different ways but there is always that empty feeling when you lose someone. Tom.
Date: 2/20/2019 9:15:00 AM
Grey skies, misty tears, unknown fears..they all speak to your grief..well said, Tom.
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Date: 2/20/2019 10:50:00 AM
Thanks Vijay, it always seems to be overcast at funerals for Some reason, probably our English weather. Tom.
Date: 2/20/2019 8:40:00 AM
So Sad Tom - I can feel your sadness from all the way across the seas - your poem conveys this - the grey skies, standing among the dead, we all are uncertain about death and going to a burial leaves an emptiness inside us as we say goodbye and think of how transient our stay in this world is! God Bless, Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 2/20/2019 10:47:00 AM
Thanks Jennifer, they say as you get older it's all doctors appointments and funerals', how true that is and you realise how fragile we are. Tom.
Date: 2/20/2019 7:33:00 AM
wow a perfect way of expressing emotions Tom!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/20/2019 8:37:00 AM
Thanks Jan, I think its something we've all experienced at some point. Hope I got it right. Tom.
Date: 2/20/2019 6:12:00 AM
Wow, I can feel this. Well written! :)
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Date: 2/20/2019 8:36:00 AM
Thanks Heidi, grief is a powerful emotion and hits you in different ways. Tom
Date: 2/20/2019 4:52:00 AM
Just before yesterday I was at the funeral of my last uncle and I delivered the eulogy. Your poem is so extraordinary thus far better than my eulogy my friend, Tom!
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Date: 2/20/2019 5:08:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, I am very sorry to hear about your uncle, Tom.
Date: 2/20/2019 3:44:00 AM
Sadness is an emotion many of us feel. You did well with this six line poem.
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Date: 2/20/2019 4:28:00 AM
Found this a tricky one, find it tricky putting emotions into words. Tom. P.S. Thanks for the soupmail
Date: 2/20/2019 3:27:00 AM
WoW! Tom, You did a great job with contest theme. I had no clue how to do what you just did! An intense emotion flowed throughout the poem. Well done. I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/20/2019 4:31:00 AM
Thanks Alexis, had to give it some thought, my first line was how low I would feel but not actually touching me, hope I interpreted it right. Tom.