Have You?

Have You?

A Poem by Cassiopia Summers

Have you ever wondered.....?

Have you ever wondered
where the dead spirits go?

Do they wander to and fro?

Have you ever wondered
if they're lost in another world?

Or are they stuck here nailed like a board?

Have you ever wondered
what it was like to die?

Whether or not your life literally flashed before your eyes?

Have you ever wondered
about their stories of life?

Did the have any kids, and a beautiful wife?

Have you ever wondered
what the last thought was to cross their minds?

Was it sad, happy, or a manifold of kinds?

Have you ever wondered
what it was to be a soldier?

Could it be the respect or that they wanted to lend a helping

Don't you wish to know what it's like?
I wish to take that hike,

but I guess it'll be awhile till I'm down at the bottom of...

My very own Grave.

© 2010 Cassiopia Summers

Author's Note

Cassiopia Summers
Everyday I pass by a Graveyard to and from school, and each day I think to myself how these people lived, and why did they die. This poem was just something that popped up today.

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I like this. it makes me wonder what it's like. god job keep it up

Posted 9 Years Ago

this is a good poem, i have been watching alot of paranormal shows lately. it really makes you wonder, are there spirts still lurking?

Posted 9 Years Ago

Poems with questions will always get a favorable review from me, but your questsions were epic and important and ones I've thought a lot about.

I have. To answer the title's querry!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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this is a great poem!! I quite like the font it gives it that kind of ghostly blue feel, so fits well with the strong images and story you tell!! very nice!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Really awesome and strong!

Posted 10 Years Ago

very good expression with this:) good work!!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Left me asking myself all kinds of questions! Good flow too!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very well written, I feel that we all can relate to this poem!

Posted 10 Years Ago

I can relate-I used to live next door to a Victorian church with a graveyard, walked past countless funerals on my way to work. Never thought it was depressing though, more of a reminder of our final destination.

Nice piece, very emotive. I'm prone to bouts of Romanticism too, and you did a great job with this. Personally, I like to leave the questions unanswered. After all, if you have the answer to everything, what is left to ponder and muse?

"Have you ever wondered/what the last thought was to cross their minds?/Was it sad, happy, or a manifold of kinds?"-Very nice line. Personal.

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is very thought provoking, and of course I have thought about it many times.
Stirring write. Well done!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on September 17, 2010
Last Updated on September 17, 2010
Tags: soldiers, death, dying, questions, answers, philosophical, poetry, poems, etc


Cassiopia Summers
Cassiopia Summers

Tucson, AZ

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