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Nice Day for a Funeral

Written by Gail DeBole In memory of my grandfather
Nice Day For a Funeral I (You were always old. I can't remember a time when you were not.) Cried (And you had no past before the first time I became aware of your presence.) When (The weather huddled the mourners together. It was a cold day, but the sun was out to pay its respects, also.) They (I huddled with the rest. Echos of the service left a sad taste in my soul.) Lowered (The Rabbi had spoken of you like an old friend.) Your (And convinced me of your close lifelong brotherhood with him.) Casket.
Funeral, Eulogy, or Memorial Service Poetry Contest Sixth Place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 7/2/2019 11:39:00 AM
A very beautiful poem deserving of your high honor. Congratulations! : )
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Gail DeBole
Date: 7/2/2019 12:51:00 PM
Hi Connie, Thanks so much for stopping by with your kudos! - Gail
Date: 7/2/2019 6:57:00 AM
Powerful, Gail. The format it very striking and effective. A FAVE for me.
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Gail DeBole
Date: 7/2/2019 7:07:00 AM
Line, Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know the poem's impact on you. So glad to hear that this is one of your FAVES! - Gail
Date: 6/9/2018 10:32:00 PM
Couldn't stop reading. Heart-wrenching
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Gail DeBole
Date: 6/10/2018 5:43:00 AM
Anna, Thank you for letting me know the impact of my poem on you. My grandfather was one of the most positive influences in my life. - Gail
Date: 6/14/2012 7:04:00 PM
Gail - This poem stopped me in my tracks. I loved it. In its E.E. Cummings-like presentation it is a double poem - the poem in the parentheses and the poem that is one word at a time. Stunning!
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Date: 4/11/2012 10:22:00 AM
Gail a great tribute and nicely set out, thanks for all of your kind comments, have you thought about enering my contest, if you already have not..David
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Date: 4/8/2012 3:07:00 PM
Lovely memory of your grandfather Gail, bless him.Thank you for sharing this memory. - oxox Anne-Lise
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Date: 4/7/2012 10:48:00 AM
Dear Gail What a beautiful way to view a burial. Sad yes, but full of life. (You were always old. I can't remember a time when you were not.) I often wondered what they were like before we came along - our parents our grandparents. love, Kathy
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Date: 4/5/2012 7:06:00 PM
Elegant! unique..personal & meaningful what more could a reader ask for! Thanks so much for stoping by my writes [try some of my long one haiku is not really my thing though I have been emmersed in trying for over 2 years now! could take a lifetime!] Light & Love
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