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I came across an old cemetery today while exploring,
     full of broken, toppled headstones and tangled weeds;
there was a deep hush, a whisper and a sigh, I felt tears,
          my tears were falling for long dead souls forgotten.
a tree's roots are entwined around an old, tilted stone,
     in loving memory of my husband George, born Feb, 1882;
oh, George you were loved very much once upon a time,
           and will not be forgotten for his name is engraved.
I am of the age of Aquarius too, just like you George,
    I love violets and everything purple, and I am so mellow;
oh, George were you a deep thinker, sensitive, creative,
           I get hurt easily and I always want to help people.            
Be at peace George in your decay and ravaged grave,
    listen to the twittering of birds this bright sunny day;
promise, promise, I will be back to lay some purple violets,
          forever now, dear soul, you will dwell in my heart.

Now, be still George, I heard your whisper  . . . 

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April 28, 2016 (Edit)


Poetry/Verse/The Whispering
Copyright Protected, ID 16-1078-613-0
All Rights Reserved.  Written under Pseudonym.

Submitted into Contest No 510, Standard
sponsor, Brian Strand

First Place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/30/2018 10:29:00 AM
Thank you Harry, Line, and ML for visiting my poem with comments and congratulations, appreciate~
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Date: 10/29/2018 9:40:00 AM
That was wonderful; hope you have good luck in the contest.
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Date: 10/29/2018 6:30:00 AM
A lovely poem, Constance. Congrats on your most deserving top win.
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Date: 10/27/2018 4:37:00 PM
Absolutely love this, reminds me of a poem, i posted here quite a while ago. desecration of a grave, especially the sentiment. .thank you for my placing in your haihu-senryu contest..
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