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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Wistfully discontent

Great Read

Matthew

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months 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 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months 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 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months 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 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you John

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Added on September 17, 2017
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Tags: Life, death

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Milton keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom



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