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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,
           God took him, but he will not be forgotten, engraved.

And I am of the age of Aquarius too, just like you,
    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

Poetry/Elegy/Whispering Old Cemetery
Copyright Protected, ID 16-783-587-0
All Rights Reserved.  Written under Pseudonym.

Submitted to the contest, Any Poem Written in April 2016
sponsor, Laura Loo

First Place
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Written for a contest
sponsor, Steven Henderson 

First Place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 7/15/2016 4:47:00 PM
By the way, I loved how you noticed stuff about him, like the Aquarius thing. So cool.
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Date: 7/15/2016 4:46:00 PM
big congrats on a fantastic win. Don't think I ever saw this one before!!! gosh, what a picture!!!
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Date: 7/15/2016 2:08:00 PM
so pleased to see this get a second chance in LuLoo's contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 7/15/2016 11:31:00 AM
So enjoyed this write. Congratulations on a well deserved win!
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Date: 7/15/2016 11:27:00 AM
Broken Wings, just so touching and beautiful.. What a lovely story told...congrats on your placement and thank you for being a part of my contest :)-luloo
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Date: 7/1/2016 11:30:00 AM
Congratulations...this is so touching..today full of life and dressed to fashion and tomorrow lying in decay in a grave...:( Great reflection on life and death.
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Date: 6/30/2016 2:34:00 PM
A very deep, emotional verse.... Congrats BW, for your first placement in the contest!! ;-)
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Date: 6/30/2016 10:14:00 AM
Broken Wings, this is one of your very best writes I love it a 100% congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/30/2016 10:25:00 AM
Eve, thanks , I often walk cemeteries, I know that sounds morbid but I find a lot of inspiration there~
Date: 6/30/2016 9:41:00 AM
Very deep and beautiful, Constance, stopping to pay tribute to an unknown and long-forgotten soul...hearing his whisper. I love this so much, and congratulations on your First Place win. 7 Hugs, Sandra
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/30/2016 10:23:00 AM
Sandra, thank you so much, my own words make me want to weep ~
Date: 5/2/2016 8:21:00 AM
You write sad so very beautifully, Constance. Your poems are always lovely to read. #7. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 5/3/2016 11:36:00 PM
Teppo, thanks for the compliment and the 7
Date: 4/30/2016 2:35:00 PM
Its been a while I visited.. I have also not been online for a while due to my work but I am back now and this piece is just the perfect start I need to come back home to my wonderful poetrysoup. This is amazing, beautiful and a high seven! Well done friend
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 5/3/2016 11:37:00 PM
Funom, thanks for the compliment and the 7 ~
Date: 4/29/2016 9:44:00 AM
Deep and haunting...
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 4/29/2016 2:11:00 PM
Tom, wonderful, just what I was going for !!
Date: 4/28/2016 6:41:00 PM
"George" stirred because someone remembered him! You've a unique gift Broken Wings! The best to you in this contest! :-)
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 4/28/2016 6:43:00 PM
Walter, thanks for visiting and for the compliment ~~