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Among the Stones

I love the tranquility there is a peace like no other where hidden birds sing melodies and little creatures scurry and time stands still I like to read inscriptions on tombstones in the dappled sun or rain wet or snow covered gravestones monolith flagstones flat and small all the RIP inscriptions camera in hand and journal ready I note one stone's inscription it reads U N K N O W N this of all the stones among the rows and rows with no name, no date, no record no flowers ever I am sure no memorial of any kind this unknown stone has broken my heart . . . ____________________________ November 9, 2017(edit, April 21, 2020) Poetry/Free Verse/Among the Stones Copyright Protected, ID 20-1245-487-03 All Rights Reserved, 2020, Constance La France Submitted to Strand Pick B sponsor, Brian Strand Third Place

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Date: 4/21/2020 9:04:00 PM
Us humans want to remember, especially the forgotten. I once read about the nameless people that died in the finger lakes. Loved the poem, dear Constance!
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Constance La France
Date: 4/22/2020 12:07:00 PM
Kim, thanks for visiting my poem and commenting _Constance
Date: 4/21/2020 7:55:00 PM
I've walked through the odd graveyard in my time. Always found it interesting. Wonderful poem my friend. Stay safe.
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Date: 4/22/2020 12:08:00 PM
David, thanks for visiting, yes, there is such a tranquility among the stones_Constance
Date: 4/21/2020 6:31:00 PM
It is sad to be burried with Unknown as your inscription. I felt like that when I saw the monument in Italy of the unknown soldiers. I also visited ancient grave sites in Ireland and was fascinated reading the tombstones. I loved your poem Constance. xxoo
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Constance La France
Date: 4/22/2020 12:10:00 PM
Connie, thanks for visiting and commenting, yes it is sad too see unknown graves, I find wandering the cemeteries are like history lessons _Constance
Date: 4/21/2020 5:55:00 PM
A touching poem. Best wishes for the contest.
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Date: 4/22/2020 12:10:00 PM
WA, thanks for visiting and the compliment on my poem _Constance