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Her Legacy

She is not conflicted youth
Nor is she wisdom's solace
She is not untroubled virtue
She is not aloof neglect
She is not the condemned's justice
Or the penitent's salvation

She is not barricaded faith
Nor is she candlelit belief
She is not invisible
Although she is unseen

She is not pity's allurement
Nor is she pride, unshamed
She is but a cold gravestone's
Crumbled, abandoned name.

8/09/19

For 'Eleanor Rigby - Who Was She?' contest
Sponsor: Jerry T. Curtis

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Date: 8/13/2019 1:09:00 AM
This is so evocative... and that ending- wow!!! Terrific work, my friend! ;)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/15/2019 5:03:00 PM
Thank you so much, Rhona!
Date: 8/10/2019 11:43:00 AM
So sad, an abandoned gravestone who ever was buried there had family that has also maybe passed on - somewhat of a thriller poem - I see this in the cemetery where my parents are - gravestones that go back over 120 years ago! - Eleanor Rigby - a popular Beatles song great write Michelle good luck in the contest!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/15/2019 5:03:00 PM
Yes, that image was in my mind when I wrote this, many thanks, Jennifer.
Date: 8/10/2019 9:03:00 AM
I like how you did this. Good luck in the contest.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/15/2019 5:01:00 PM
Thank you so much, Richard.
Date: 8/9/2019 2:44:00 PM
Wow Michelle, this is so creative. I didn't have a clue what to write for this contest. I bet this will be high on the winner's list! It is a stand out! : ) xxoo
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/15/2019 5:00:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comment, Connie, appreciate it.
Date: 8/9/2019 2:42:00 PM
A haunting sad poem indeed Michelle, i love the song which inspired the poem:-) hugs Jan xx
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/15/2019 4:59:00 PM
Yes, that song always got to me, thank you for your comment, Jan.
Date: 8/9/2019 2:27:00 PM
Chilling, just like the tone of the Beatles' song. Very nicely done! G.L. in the contest, Michelle. :) gw
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/11/2019 2:12:00 PM
You sure achieved it. Bravo. :) gw
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/9/2019 2:34:00 PM
Thank you, I was going for a 'haunted grave' feeling-