She Treads The Trodden Path

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She Treads The Trodden Path

SHE TREADS THE TRODDEN PATH
Laden arms with gardening tools and sweet scented flowers
She wanders into the kirkyard and treads the trodden path
Noticing the subtle differences given with the different hours
Glistening cob-webs in the early morning dew they are cast
The ground bird hunting for its so hungry meal the earth scours
Afternoon flowers sagging under the suns hot burning wrath
Only to perk up again after the so refreshing light rain showers
She Treads The Trodden Path
The tall trees over lapping seem to hold her with their embrace
To her whispering sweet nothings into her forever listening ears
It is as if in their sweeping branches her emotions they encase
Further down the trodden path she walks eyes welled with tears
Empowering her in a sense of security, humanity and with grace
Often they have watched her come to this Kirkyard over the years
To tend her loved ones grave and upon it flowers she would place
She Treads The Trodden Path
Has it not been 10 long years or more - soon to join him she is sure
This grave she has kept nurtured with all her love and all her plight
Death to her emptiness and loneliness will soon to be her only cure
Then together again they will be reunited as their "God" fulfilled right
A grave then to be attended by the children you both went on to spoor
They tread the trodden path morning, afternoon or in early dusk light
Noticing the subtle differences of this Kirkyard so beautiful and pure
She Treads The Trodden Path
Indiana Shaw . . . -_-

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Date: 8/8/2017 11:59:00 PM
Great poem Indiana, the imagery created in this is fantastic. I really enjoyed the read. Regards, Craig
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Indiana Shaw
Date: 8/9/2017 5:56:00 AM
"Ello "Craig" - Very nice of you to pass by again - I am glad you enjoyed this poem and as you seemed to like "The Kirk Yard" - One on a bit of a similar vein is a poem titled "Poem No. 31" way down my list of poems - Possible hidden because of its title - It would be a shame for you to miss it - Kind Regards - Indiana x x x
Date: 8/6/2017 10:40:00 AM
Wow awesome imagery, and ESP admire how u phrased, 'glistening cobwebs,. Great rhyme scheme as well. Nice refrain. Enjoyed the personification in the 2nd stanza. Kudos. Nice to read from u again. Pls do write your thoughts about my latest poem too, under it.
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Indiana Shaw
Date: 8/9/2017 5:58:00 AM
Many thanks for giving time to entertain my poetry and will be more than happy to read and comment on your latest poem - Kind Regards - Indiana x x x
Date: 8/5/2017 3:03:00 PM
Indiana, you do have a refreshing way of articulating how you feel and I love it... Nicely done.. ~*
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Date: 8/5/2017 6:25:00 PM
Thank you "Eve" for your very welcome comments - I am glad you enjoyed my latest poem and hope to pop in soon to read more of your beautiful expressed writes also - Kind regards - Indiana x x x
Date: 8/5/2017 4:02:00 AM
A beautiful narrative and so true according to nature no path is untrodden though we believe otherwise. In some life we have taken them. Well penned. :) Sunita
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Date: 8/5/2017 9:44:00 AM
Thank you "Sunita" as a lady that is "One" with the "Earth - Sky and Beyond" I find your words very complimentary and I am very "Blessed" to have received them - Indiana x x x
Date: 8/4/2017 4:39:00 PM
Hello Indiana, This is a lovely piece here for sure. The three progressive narratives artfully build on one another. And the imagery you've employed teases the reader to read-on further. You could safely classify this one, if you want to, as a "Narrative" poem. I've seen this repeating technique used in other types of poems too. You'll find that Poetry Soup's list of poetry classifications are not exhaustive. It's good to have some quality poetry guides on hand. I can recommend some. Best, Gary
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Indiana Shaw
Date: 8/4/2017 7:27:00 PM
"Narrative" now I am getting it - Well "Gary" what to you can I say - Other than you have really made my day - Learned a bit more to come I am sure - Writing is like a cheese - to have quality it has to mature - he he he - "God Bless You" I am really enjoying this journey with you - Time to read some more of your fine works I think - Regards - Indiana x x x
Date: 8/4/2017 3:47:00 PM
Beautiful, just how her Love is so strong for her past husband that she embraces and even looks forward to her own death to be reunited with her lost Love.. Thank you it brightened my day :)
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Date: 8/5/2017 4:59:00 PM
Of course it brightened my day , she is a lucky woman to have felt such a strong Love.. Some search their whole lives just to come up empty But she Felt true Love..
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Date: 8/4/2017 7:36:00 PM
Glad you liked it "Glen" and that it some how "Brightened" your day - Never quite expected that - Some lovely writes yourself there "Gary" - The one to your friend "Ray" was very heartfelt and so utterly true I was in tears - In a situation like that, there is sometimes no words to find - But you found them "Glen" and it broke my heart to read them - "God Bless You" - Indiana x x x
Date: 8/4/2017 12:52:00 PM
I love poems on cemeteries. Your descriptions are fabulous.
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Date: 8/4/2017 7:42:00 PM
Well "Gary" there was this stone Mason - Who while on the job of chipping away on a headstone "Epitaph" sneezed and instead of writing my heart bleeds he wrote my hearts Pees - Regards - Indiana . . . ; )
Date: 8/3/2017 3:02:00 PM
Indiana, this is remarkable! It has an almost palpable imagery that colors death with a welcome veil. I loved it! : )
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Date: 8/3/2017 3:34:00 PM
Thank you "Connie" - I decided to step away from "Couplets" for a while to see what I could come up with - So glad in whatever style it is that it can still reach the reader in some way - kind regards - Indiana x x x
Date: 8/3/2017 10:19:00 AM
Beautifully written! I loved the imagery and how you described the garden. Plus the hint at death was good. I would like to know what a kirkyard is though. I have never heard of this word. I truly enjoyed the read! :)
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Date: 8/3/2017 10:59:00 AM
Ahhh "Julie" still waiting to reply to your last comment - Thank you so much for your lovely words - A "Kirkyard" is just a "Scottish" old fashioned name for a "Graveyard" - "Death" and its "Emotions" are to be my theme at the moment - I so need to give them "Funnies" a rest - he he he - Indiana x x x