Burying 2020

Burying 2020

A Poem by Gee
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Good riddance

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We'll gather by your open grave
as bells echo out loud,
no tears or flowers be offered up
to fall upon your shroud.
For you my friend will not be missed
your leaving will be cheered,
though your memory will linger on
in most minds ever seared.
But hope comes with your burying,
a light at tunnels end,
with smiles replacing misery
as the world begins to mend...

Happy New year folks :))



© 2021 Gee


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Very good poem happy new year 2021

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Cheers,. Hope you and yours have a safe and happy new year
Nicely done with a good rhyme scheme and a sentiment I'm sure many of us share.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thank you Thomas
Poignant & powerful, you express the bitterness many others show thru caustic humor. Given my lone wilderness lifestyle, I was not much affected by all the ways covid twisted lives around "out there" in the "real world" . . . but the one thing that has always been stuck in my craw is the covid death toll in the USA . . . will be 350,000 within a day or two . . . and hardly anyone ever mentions it. Kinda like how the national debt keeps going up-up-up & politicians hardly notice. It's hard to see this ending well. But luckily I'm old & I have no offspring! (does it get any more jaded than that?) We all feel as bitter as your poem sounds & I love the graveside imagery (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Hi Margie. At present the town that I love in has the highest infection rates in the UK, nearly doub.. read more
A sentiment that can be shared by many! A great little read. Here's to 2021!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thank you. Happy new year
I couldn't have possibly said it any better myself. :)
I thoroughly enjoyed this. Happy New Years.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thank you. Happy new year
light and ashes

8 Months Ago

You're welcome :) May it bring you many blessings.
Aloha Gee, I’m so on board this train I’m hoping 2021 brings that mending we so desperately need. I really enjoyed reading your ode. Mahalo.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thank you kindly. Happy new year
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rew
Hi Gee
Yes, the content, of '' Burying 2020 '' will be applauded and, quite rightly,
but the grammar is atrocious but luckily in only two places
In the 2nd line you have an inversion, which is a childs way of speaking
'' as bells they echo loud ''
If that were written
'' as bells echo out loud ''
you'd loose nothing in meaning but you'd loose the inversion.

Also, if I may,
You have no need for the archaic
''e'er'' in the eighth line
It may be pleasing to write, an harking back to the seventeenth century posies but, it is in the middle of the twentieth century writing and as such is very jarring.
There's also an inversion in the third line but it is much less noticeable.
However, your audience, your reviewers, have echoed your thoughts
without mentioning these poetical '' faults ''
so perhaps I am merely being picky?

by the by I've only just noticed a '' ratings box ''
I don't know what it means but '' oyl give it foive ''
75

regards from rew



Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

You be as picky as you like. Couple of changes made, thank you
rew

8 Months Ago

much obliged
Gee

8 Months Ago

It's nice to have an honest review that helps with the standard. Thank you
Yes bravo!!!! Happy New Years!!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thanks Patricia. Happy new year to ya :))
Happy New Year
Gee..we surely
won't miss 2020
so glad it's gone
rejoicing in 2021
for better days to
come ..

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thanks Fran Marie.
Happy new year
Happy new year... Wow, what a message written.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Thank you Crosby

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Added on December 31, 2020
Last Updated on January 1, 2021
Tags: Death, fear, misery

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Gee
Gee

Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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