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A Deserted Graveyard
by larry r linville

Friday, July 31, 2009
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I drove by a small family cemetary near a country road and thought about what might have been there many years ago.


Far out in the county
in a deserted field
where grass has died and wilted
a graveyard is revealed.
The graves of family members
who worked hard with the land
were marked by simple stones
some of which still stand.
The stones not costly granite
some simple limestone gray
most were just poured concrete
where family bowed to pray.
Names and date were crudely
carved in each stone in love
some broken and fallen
other pointing straight above.
Each grave holds a treasure
and a story of a life
some died in golden years
others from some strife.
Some shared a common date
perhaps from some disease
and now they laid together
below a grove of trees.
After winter blankets them
and dresses them with snow
spring will come hide them
with tall grass that will grow.
No one will come and mow it
or bring flowers in a vase
God alone will tend them
with a special loving grace.
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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 8/4/2009
This is a magnificent and excellent poem,very beautifully well written.I enjoy reading it,take care

Reviewed by Michelle Mead 8/3/2009
Wow, Larry, this is really well-written. I think graveyards are beautiful places, and I wish people would visit and care for the headstones, etc. though I know most people dislike going there because of what it represents- our own mortality. When I was in Paris the past 2 times, I went to Pere Lechaise to see my writing idol Oscar Wilde's grave, and some of those tombstones and statues were just incredible works of art. Thanks for this poem, it really makes the reader think and the writing is top notch.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/3/2009
Truly touching and beautifully penned.
Reviewed by D Johnson 8/3/2009
Larry, nice writing. Remind me sometime to tell you about the two cemetary's in Symsonia, Kentucky.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/1/2009
The forgotten graveyards, thanks for remembering one of them with that special ways of yours, Preachers like you are at a premium, God really most love us because another God would have ditched us long ago.


PS. Near by we have a beautiful graveyard, it it so fantastic that people are dying to go there.

Reviewed by Linda Hill 7/31/2009
Wow..this is awesome. I have a small graveyard in the woods beside my home. I've often wondered of the lives there..what was it like for old were they...the graves are very, very old. Brush and thorns have covered alot of the graves...some with small markers, some with nothing. This poem hits home for me larry, now I know I'm not the only one who thinks about such things.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/31/2009
Always sad when coming across these types of graves because it does lead one to believe that all who knew them are themselves gone. Turely thay are in God's hands now....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/31/2009

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