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  Funeral Rite
by Phyllis Jean Green
Saturday, October 25, 2003

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Funeral Rite

He was a voice in the background . . .
She was a shadow making rounds. . .

He was a voice in the background
urging the Nets to smear the Knicks.

She was a shadow making rounds
from kitchen to livingroom to deck.

He was the man she barely remembered
marrying with quaking knees.
She was the girl he wracked his brain
to remember the night he found.

The voice always had to be there.
The shadow was needed, okay?
Yet suddenly, each was a fixture
with an iron-clad guarantee.

Always so much needs doing
between work and a buzzing alarm.
Phones ring, furnaces conk.
Person has to make a living.
Person has accounts, person has kin.
Always civic duties to factor in.
Laundry won't wash and dry itself
What is a person going to do?

If only she had followed the voice.
If only he had talked to the shadow.

If only
If only
If only


(c)  Phyllis Jean Green,  October, 2003




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Reviewed by Tyrone Banks 1/9/2006
Many are taken forgranted until it is much too late...sieze the day and get to know the person that you love and show your appreciation...excellent write and a touching story.

God Bless,

Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader) 10/27/2003


It is quite obvious to me you are no mean poet!

Indeed, the contrary.

Quite the shining star!

Richard Vallance,
Ottawa, Ontario,

Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/25/2003
Very unique and the intent.... great write...
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/25/2003
Haunting and so sad. Great write. Congratulations on getting World War 11 published!
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 10/25/2003
Wow, Pea, this is great, very powerful, I love the intent of 'undead' funeral rites! :)

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Carrboro Poetica

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  13. His Mother's Hands
  14. My family tree is but a single branch…
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  16. Further about me brother from another moth
  17. Mother - What Would We Do Without You?
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