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Pemaquid Point Elegy

Scatter my ashes at Pemaquid Point,
Let the wind sail them home to the sea.
Cradle of life, be my cradle in death,
And set my spirit free.

Sun will warm the daylight hours;
The lighthouse illume the night;
Waves provide rhythm and gulls give voice---
Music to ease my flight.

Eternal rocks will form my tomb,
Sand my quilt shall be,
Protecting from shipwreck and raging storms,
And I’ll become one with the sea.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 8/25/2015 6:01:00 AM
Mary, I still have goose pimples after reading this one. My dad was killed at sea on board te Aircraft Carrier Intrepid in the Med off of Sicily. His unrecognizable body is buried there. Only laundry markings proved who he was. Where in Idaho do you live? Jim Horn
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Date: 8/25/2015 10:02:00 AM
May your father rest in peace. That story got me choked up. I am assumint he was in WWII? I have a soft spot in my heart for thar generation. I live in Boise.
Date: 7/22/2015 11:42:00 PM
Mary, this is a nice little win. always ~LINDA~
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Date: 7/18/2015 7:44:00 AM
Congrats to your #1 WIN in the contest Mary!
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Date: 7/17/2015 6:53:00 PM
Mary.. Congrats on your well deserved first place win!
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Date: 7/15/2015 6:38:00 PM
A beautifully written elegy! Congrats on your well deserved 1st place win, Mary! Love, Kim
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Date: 7/14/2015 5:42:00 PM
congrats on this beautiful win....Tim
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Date: 7/14/2015 11:21:00 AM
Congrats on a well deserved win! -Giana
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Date: 7/14/2015 8:34:00 AM
Lovely...quite lovely len carber
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Date: 7/14/2015 6:07:00 AM
Wow, Congs on winning this contest dear one Hugs, Bryan Loves
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Date: 7/14/2015 1:36:00 AM
Hi Emile, I just stopped by to say congratulated on your win:-)Alexis
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Date: 7/14/2015 1:09:00 AM
Mary, thank you for the fine poem. Congratulations on your win. Thank you for the support. SKAT
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