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Echoes of You

The saddest sound in all the world,
The bagpipes weep as raindrop pearls
Land to take on grass-green hue:
Tears to mourn the loss of you.
Your boys line up with shaking lips
And breaking hearts to numbly grip
Your modest coffin; spirits brave,
They trek toward your dewy grave.
We follow you through wind and rain.
The pipes still croon their sad refrain.
We bury you with roses white,
A tragic yet tremendous rite.

And as you sleep beneath the ground,
The echoes of your life resound.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 8/29/2016 9:19:00 PM
I was very captivated with this poem. I was taking into your place of sadness and love through to the loss. Very well written. congratulations on your writing abilities.
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Date: 9/6/2015 8:02:00 AM
A moving piece for your Nana.
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Date: 10/26/2014 8:58:00 PM
This Is Such A Sad Yet Deep Piece- The Rhymes And Message In Them Is Just Marvelously Written. KEEP IT UP.
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Date: 10/26/2014 7:07:00 PM
Such a sad and moving read. Heartfelt piece of fine poetry. Lovely rhymes dear friend. Congrats on being featured here this week. Please rate my poem "echo in the Wind. ty
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Date: 10/26/2014 6:32:00 PM
You broke my heart Heather! I could totally relate to your poem. Thank you, Margi
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Date: 10/21/2014 9:01:00 AM
Just came to say hi. And hoping to see many more poems from you. I believe I may have seen all your older poems! I bet I did. Almost time to hurry to work. I hope you are enjoying your time back here!
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Date: 10/21/2014 6:20:00 AM
How blessed you are that you could love with the depth you did such a special woman with such an all encompassing beauty. A unique piece in its sincerity and your ability to share your internal struggle both positive and bright yet laced in pain and loss.
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Date: 10/20/2014 11:17:00 PM
What a coincidence! I am listening to Irish music as I read this beautiful poem. You are always so generous in your compliments, which I rather stumble around with. Suppose it will have to suffice that I really Feel this poem. Every line, every word, every heartbeat; and that is rare indeed.
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Date: 10/16/2014 6:52:00 AM
Sad...beautiful...touching! I feel that I can relate to this style of writing. Flowing, expressive and inspiring. Well done Heather. // paul
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Date: 10/15/2014 8:07:00 AM
This is a powerful piece Heather. It is good to have you back, you add much flavour to the soup.
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Date: 10/15/2014 12:12:00 AM
Heather do you have any suggestion for me on my contest after I have already called it "I don't know" contest. hahaha. I gotta figure something out!!
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Date: 10/14/2014 10:59:00 AM
glad to hear from you again, heather... with this poignant work so graciously done, you are on a roll!.. lovely as ever!.. huggs
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Date: 10/14/2014 3:50:00 AM
SO glad to see you back writing your elegant and irresistible poetry my friend! This is melancholy yet beautiful. Have you ever heard 'Amazing Grace' by the Royal Scots? Welcome back dear lady - Tim
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Date: 10/14/2014 10:54:00 AM
Tim, we just had our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner last night and we were listening to the Royal Scots! Amazing Grace was the first song on the album :) How ironic is that?
Date: 10/13/2014 3:41:00 AM
deep touching very beautifully penned piece heather
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Date: 10/12/2014 7:58:00 PM
I hope I answered your soupmail. I was in such a rush this morning. Please let me know if I failed to write you back, sweetie. Thanks for the message and telling me what is going on.
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Date: 10/12/2014 9:07:00 AM
Heather...what a tender write. This is just written with such strength of feeling...and it is so flawless. It brings the emotions right to the front. I'm sorry for your loss. There is a better day coming. It's SO good to read you again. Lots of my old friends are no longer here. I hope you're back to stay!
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Date: 10/10/2014 10:27:00 PM
Sad but beautifully sad how you painted the funeral. I really enjoyed seeing one of your poems again too, Heather. What have you been up to? Why were you away for so long?
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Date: 10/10/2014 4:24:00 PM
heart touching excellent pen
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Date: 10/10/2014 2:30:00 PM
such a heartbreaking write. I am so sorry for your loss - this is a wonderful tribute to someone you held so dear - I adore the final couplet it is so tenderly written:-) hugs jan xxx
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