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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.

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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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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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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