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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 11 Months Ago


 Relic

11 Months Ago

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

11 Months Ago

So very true!
Gee

11 Months 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 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months 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

11 Months 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

11 Months Ago

Sought after not daughter lol
Wistfully discontent

Great Read

Matthew

Posted 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 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 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 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 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 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 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months Ago

Thank you John

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