Funeral of Contridictions

Funeral of Contridictions

A Chapter by Norma M Sutton

Team Renfield

Eyes of shells
Hair of seaweed
Fingers shooting ink
We run

Run for the earth
Run for the surf
Our life of play has begun
Begining with the setting sun

Under the moon's silver rays
In the sand we spend our days
Until with the rising sun
To Davey's Locker we return

Two leggeds ones look and point
Follow in fear  as we haunt
Until long last our journey is done
And to the foaming surf we return

Return in death to place of birth
Water and salt the eternal cleanser
Walking the land lonely and alone
Until at last we return home

Our funeral celebrated by the rising sun
Fingers of ink coating love ones
Passed from hand to hand
Ink our shroud as we return

Into the water
Into the salt
Under the full day's sun
Slowly our bodies decay


We rise with the setting sun
Eerie white ripples rise from the waves
Shining with the moon's white rays
Waving hello to family below

Eyes of shells
Hair of seaweed
Fingers shooting ink
We run

© 2011 Norma M Sutton

Author's Note

Norma M Sutton
Prompt: Describe a race with a different funeral ritual/custom than our own.

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I just noticed the name of this book... I loled. I love the imagery here. Renfieldians Unite!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wow this is amazing! Lovely imagery. Well written.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Norma M Sutton
Norma M Sutton

Bostic, NC

Norma Moore Sutton has written and published two children's books: The First Lamb and Harry Goes To The Fair She has written and published the first book in the Haunting Memories Series: Matthe.. more..


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