The Honoured Unknown

The Honoured Unknown

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
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"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” ― J.K. Rowling

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I read this evening

it is rare to die in pain

this was shortly after I saw a photo

of a tombstone which simply stated

unknown skeleton

9-24-62

I don't know about you

but this image haunts me

how sad to be unknown

even in death

©2017 PoppySilver




© 2017 Poppy Ruth Silver



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Unknown, with no story told, Byron would have been in hell, well done, great thoughts, and as always we love you darling.

Posted 1 Month Ago


a terrible state to be unknown...even in death...

Posted 1 Month Ago


My worst fears have been imagined reading this.this is a lonely place of. dying.unknown and alone.I take no pleasure in reading this but I'm glad you wrote it

Posted 1 Month Ago


What does the numbers mean? Could you please help me with that?

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Month Ago

The numbers are the date of death Ashwin :)
Scary monotony of life... Even more deplorable, though... Is the anonymity in death...

Posted 2 Months Ago


As always, you capture the most unique instances in life & distill it down to the most essential aspect. Very thought-provoking (no pain in death?) & melancholy (dying unknown) *sigh!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


nice write poppy pardon the pun but a cold case indeed but sad although mysterious???

Posted 2 Months Ago


I quite like the idea of being unknown.
Gets people working on my behalf.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Your heart is more beautiful than you perceive.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Not only an impressive observation, but a fine poem !

Posted 2 Months Ago



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Poppy Ruth Silver
Poppy Ruth Silver

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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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