Etched In Stone

Etched In Stone

A Poem by Gee
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An oldie found and re posted

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And with their first breath
etched the first date,
the hyphen is then their life led,
be it days, be it weeks,
many decades or more,
'til a full stop declares
" They are dead "

© 2017 Gee



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There's a cemetery I walk through and I see the same graves. One family is buried in the same plot. The death dates are all the same.

Glad you found this, interesting to read and think about.

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

My grandfather use to tell me people are dying to get in there. :) Yes, they are certainly peaceful .. read more
BBP

1 Year Ago

So very true!
Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you relic, might have this put onto my own headstone, it will be my only published work...
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BBP
Brilliant use of a tombstone

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

I conducted a poll of 10 of my friends, yes I do have that many, and not one of them had heard of a .. read more
BBP

1 Year Ago

Hahahahaha omg I can't even with that f*****g guy. Finally removed him but I had to reply to him fir.. read more
BBP

1 Year Ago

Sought after not daughter lol
Wistfully discontent

Great Read

Matthew

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers Matthew, glad you enjoyed
Strangely I wander through graveyards. Sometimes you find the most heartbreaking poetry. As here. You have captured a life in few words. It was said that
Matisse could produce an accurate portrait in five lines. You have taken two more.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers Ken, strange what goes round in our heads..
And so our lives are briefly summarized and "etched in stone". Beautiful, pondering write in eloquent,classic words and style. We live and we die- "Ay, there's the rub."- or is it?...

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

I believe so. Thank you Annette
The tale of the headstone told in breathless thoughts as the protagonist treads the tufted overgrown graveyard and wonders at each epitaph. Succinct and very engagingly effective Gee.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you John

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Added on September 17, 2017
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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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