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Categories: grave, holocaust, horror, journey,
Premium MemberWHITE Invisible Tracks
by arthur vaso
Never to see her again
I looked down
Wine of bloods holo

Flowing from my hands
Unto the devils abode
Whitest of Pyrenees days
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Categories: art, children, farewell, freedom, grave, jewish,
Premium MemberWHITE The Trilogy
by arthur vaso



















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Categories: grave, grief, longing, lost
Times of Grieving
by Thaomi Pham
I kneel before her.
Met her when I turned age six.
May her poor soul rest.



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Categories: grave,
Premium MemberOne's Gravestone
by Maurice Rigoler

A gravestone is the last official place 
a person will have his name appended to.
And though it takes place after the fact,
still it has all...

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Categories: grave, life, philosophy, solitude,
The Long Burial
by Henrique Oliveira
With a strange, strangled gasp, we gulp the cold air
Crisscrossed by bats in their mad zigzag dash
From out of this cave, out from under this...

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Categories: 3rd grade, character, grave, humanity, ireland, myth,
Storm
by Sophie Wilson
A lonesome figure stood upon the crashing waves
Extended arms to the darkest skies
Screaming out her fury at the heavens above
For the bitter storms she had...

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Categories: bereavement, death, funeral, grave,
Living Day To Day
by robin davis
It has been a little scary
And I'm just a wee bit wary
Going on without your love
Now your and angel up above
Taken away from me so...

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Categories: grave, journey, life, philosophy,
Death, the unstoppable
by Steffi Mary Varghese
You can’t see it,
You can’t hear it.
It comes like a bolt of light,
And it takes the most precious from you.
You can’t hide from it.
It plays...

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Categories: angst, death, deep, eulogy, grave, hope, life,
When the Grass
by Justin Aptaker
tomorrow’s a new day
when
this
night

will be forgotten
And
the light

and the might
of the eager armies
surging to war

we’ll have forgotten
what the fight had been for

and the wind whispers peaceful...

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Categories: grave,
Grave of nature lover
by Supraja Kannan
Don't lay the plucked flowers on my grave
for,I am not at all alive to crave
I don't want my name to be engraved
for,it had long since...

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Categories: grave, health, inspiration,
If I die
by Clinsman Busaka
     If I die

There comes a time
Time of death
No escape
But
If I die
Let it not be of AIDS

I knew i lived a...

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Categories: appreciation, baptism, dark, farewell, grave, mystery, tribute,
The Executioner As Scrambled Humorist
by matthew harris
within the under belly of
this hob bull ling Leviathan beast
induced roaring hungry soundcloud issued
within abdominal folds
finding they in creased

never diminishing, matter
whether I turn north, south,...

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Categories: grave, heartbreak, judgement, mother
Premium MemberHER GRAVE CONSEQUENCES
by Vickie Thayer
I Was Born Into Darkness, 
      Swaddled In Shame, 
Nourished On Negativity, 
      With Regrets,...

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Categories: grave,
Premium MemberEmpty tomb
by doug pederson
What lies
beneath this ground
remains of flesh and bone
traveled light for homeward bound

Here now 
whom laid before
rose to the hand
where death is life for evermore

Here within
this...

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Categories: grave,
Here lies but ice
by Julian Scutts
In dream or in vision,
the difference not knowing,
I was taken hence
to a plain of ice
where every blast
cuts deep into the flesh,
where the archangel  white
with...

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Categories: grave, missing you, parents,
Premium MemberLong distant phone call
by doug pederson
Been waiting for fifteen minutes to connect my call
Not sure if the location code is known. 
Keep getting invalid number please try again 
What’s up...

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Categories: grave, horror, truth, wine,
Premium MemberPower Of Death
by Vermillion Scythe
The ghost with the cloak
stares coldly with no eyes
causing lids to shut
life thuds on land
his scythe steals souls and vitality
by the millions
creating profit for his...

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Categories: age, bereavement, grandparents, grave, grief, heartbreak,
For David Who Lived Next Door
by Dollin Holt
The old man's khaki shorts
Still hangs on a string fastened 
to the back of his rocking chair
On the veranda

As the wind blows
The chair rocks noiselessly...

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Categories: analogy, creation, deep, farewell, grave, heartbreak,
Mild hysteria from dystopia
by MATTHEW harris
Without further ado
i offer my literary missives anew
fur ye to ponder and brew
from meister mwm of his motley crue,
whom dwells in a nada very complex...

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Categories: grave, introspection, judgement,
Falling
by Caroline Beyer
I built a velvet covered pedestal 
I stood in an ornate frame
I drew a gold crown upon my head
I didn't measure the pedestal
I forgot the...

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Categories: angst, anxiety, death, depression, grave, mental illness,
Slaves
by Henrique Oliveira
With a lashing to the back of my mind,
Gray, morbid thoughts I had long left for dead
Race up with rage to the top of my...

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Categories: bullying, environment, fear, grave, hope, hyperbole, rights,
ZARATHUSTRA GAVE ME THE GREEN LIGHT part one
by MATTHEW harris
“Query”
from a word miner non-trumpeting
Beatle browed quarry man.

One emailing digital commoner bemoans assiduous, 
zealously yearning xing worthy values undergirding 
the storied renown quintessential peaceable operation...

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Categories: anger, betrayal, death, grave,
It ain't the Gun
by Sunday Kelvin
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Categories: age, angst, dark, evil, grave,
MALEVOLENT MENTAL MAELSTROM
by MATTHEW harris
Fiendish and gruesome phantasmagoric 
     denizens reigned horns of a dilemma blitzen deer
     dwelt deep inside subterranean vault perform an evil...

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Categories: confusion, family, father, funeral, grave, hurt,
Premium MemberONE STONE COLD HEART
by JAN ALLISON
My father’s funeral, a sad occasion
but his cruel actions go beyond the grave

My sister had organised a display 
A silver frame contained a picture of...

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Categories: grave, happy birthday, heartbroken,
november 13th 2017 - part 1
by MATTHEW harris
November 13th 2017 
Happy 83rd birthday to thy cremated mom

Harriet Harris fought tooth and nail
Mother succumbed 
to terminal illness without fail 
Ovarian/ Uterine Cancer to...

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Categories: grave, lost love,
Premium MemberThe Bishop's Boy
by Janis Thompson
The Bishop’s Boy

A bishop’s boy once saw a girl in the north woods by the way.
Clear to both was more to be than just that...

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Categories: grave, grief, parents,
Through a Child's Eyes
by John Michaels
The mound of fresh soil, which does protrude.
Black clouds pregnant with foreboding,
the heavens reflect the mood.
I feel all alone here,
so lost and subdued.
Through a child’s...

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Categories: abuse, death, dream, evil, grave, hyperbole,
Murdered
by Chigbo Solomon Peter
What will you say 
If you heard that I have been murdered 
Brutally battered on the street of Gudu 
That same place where provides me
Both...

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Categories: grave,
Premium MemberAfter Dark
by Kim Rodrigues
After Dark

The moon splays its splendor.
Red roses somber in vase.
Subliminal shadows, peaked and sallow,
flicker like windswept, willow flame.
Inscription, on her headstone, illuminated.

10/14/2017 

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Categories: death, funeral, giving, grave, hope,
Premium MemberThe hope of the living
by Sandison Jumbo
 The hope of the living

None would hope, like a destitute, by the roadside to rot,
With their eyes and other vitals, by the vultures pecked...

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Categories: grave,
Premium MemberGraveyard Gambol
by Joseph Soper
hallowed acre hosts
apparitions of the past
dancing in moonlight 



11 Oct 17...

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Categories: grave, humorous, moon,
Premium MemberTHE GRAVEYARD SHIFT
by JAN ALLISON
ghostly figures dance
diaphanous dresses swirl
in the pale moonlight


it’s the graveyard shift
on the eve of Halloween 
we’re in good spirits!

10/10/17

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Sponsored by Laura Loo
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Categories: grave, winter,
Season of Doom
by Richard Olson


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Categories: grave,
Premium Memberfrom ages past
by PATRICIA CRESSWELL
from ages past

near the sea
so close there is but
a seal whisker between my toes
and the grasping ripples
I ear the voices sing
they come bubbling up from...

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