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The cemetery was Before my very eyes, stillness Autumn leaves a blanket on the dead The cemetery was There, as it always was there From childhood till now The cemetery was For me, my escape, comfort and refuge Among the strangers and the dead The cemetery was My pathway to the heavens The gateway to my dreams The cemetery was Until that one fateful day My sanctuary The bullet wasn’t even meant for you my love You are dead none the less, beneath me I, who weeps at your grave, lifeless too Now the cemetery is my hell Tormented by what ifs I breathe the autumn frost only That one day Our daughter will become You

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 6/2/2016 8:25:00 PM
Cemeteries can be both painful and peaceful places, it just depends on how you look at them... I was not expecting such a dramatic twist to come in this poem. Very well penned, Arthur.
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Date: 5/28/2016 3:47:00 PM
Hi Arthur, I apologize for the late congrats. Congratulations for getting the poem of the week. It was well deserved . Enjoy the honor- Alexis
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Date: 5/27/2016 12:47:00 AM
Quiet Tones. Nice Job. Marilyn
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Date: 5/25/2016 11:35:00 PM
Arthur, congrats on potd, I just did a contest similar, but mine was And The Cemetery Was, wonderful write , 7
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Date: 5/24/2016 3:59:00 PM
woohoooooo POTW many congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/24/2016 12:33:00 AM
The sixth stanza tore my heart in this write! gripping words right up to the last "You!" Congrats to you on this POTW! This is powerful!!!
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Date: 5/23/2016 6:25:00 PM
Congrats on POTW Arthur with another thought provoking tale!
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Date: 5/23/2016 4:14:00 PM
Very haunting and grabs at you with the dark implications ... "The bullet wasn't even meant for you my love" ... I wonder who it was for. You write the words, and I ponder. A wonderful contender for the contest, Art.
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Date: 5/22/2016 9:06:00 PM
Happy POTW Arturo !!!
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Date: 5/22/2016 6:57:00 AM
Oh wow, that gives me chills....
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Date: 5/20/2016 8:47:00 PM
JUst came back here to say goodnight. Gotta hurry off soon!! Thanks for your comment.
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Date: 5/20/2016 6:21:00 PM
Hi Authur, You have penned such a sad write with raw emotions. You took the reader on journey, we started out in heaven and now hell is before us. Excellent job my friend. Good luck in the contest. 7 - Alexis
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Date: 5/19/2016 5:16:00 PM
So,he lives only for the daughter? Beautifully sad. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 5/19/2016 3:27:00 PM
You paint with the perfect amount of sadness to draw us into your emotions Arthur...a fave
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Date: 5/19/2016 3:22:00 AM
I love it, Arthur; you put your heart and soul into it; emotional, great build-up, and as usual...a formidable ending! #7 ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 5/19/2016 1:48:00 AM
WOW I see the contest has inspired you to write yet another Vaso masterpiece - I had a feeling you would be writing on this theme ... fabulous powerful pen:-) hugs Jan xx7
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Date: 5/19/2016 1:09:00 AM
wow, this one is POWERFUL in its depiction of grief and tragedy. LOVE that last little verse. Outstanding work, ARthur. FAVE.
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Date: 6/2/2016 8:37:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, Hugs!
Date: 5/19/2016 12:40:00 AM
How touchingly seasons changed in a small poem...very good....
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Date: 6/2/2016 8:37:00 PM
Thank you kindly Probir