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  Statue in the Grass
by Lori S. Maynard
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Inspired by the poem "Statue" I had recently written and posted.

He visited me the other day.
And words, he said a few
Except the most important phrase
That starts in I and ends with You.

A silent tear spoke volumes
Of the words he could not grasp
It's something he thought I knew…
Before this statue in the grass.

And its marble face looks back at him.
Its stone, cold image is but a ghost.
He looks for a soul within that chiseled grin…
He believes that my love's forever lost.

"Rest in Peace" it says somewhere
As he looked for a reason from God.
The marble statue just sits there
Over the muddy graveyard sod.

He visited me just the other day.
He says that this too shall pass.
He said the words he could never say
Before I was just a statue in the grass.

©June 19, 2008 Lori S. Maynard

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This is most moving and meaningful, Lori. Your verses touch the reader's soul. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Paul Berube

One should always say what their feeling while time allows. Good or Bad, Honesty brings closure. This is a masterpiece my friend. Peace, Love and God's Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
A lost soul seeing the finality of it all and perhaps coming to terms within the soul, very emotionally moving.

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
What a heartbreaker! It would rough to lose a loved one without ever telling them that you love them. Beautiful write.

Reviewed by Felix Perry
This is one of your very best Lori and one so many of us can relate to. All too often we wait too long or just never find the way to say the things that need to be said. You captured this so well

Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Said those words to hubby all the time. He loved it and now cannot tell him only at his grave, but do decor his grave with my love for him. He is more than a statue to me now, he is an angel and better not come back to me as a ghost.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Interesting concept, Lori. What's wrong with this guy?! -gene.
Reviewed by Danielle Mundy
Wow..this is very beautiful and so touching! Sad though!! I hope I hear those words before I'm a statue in the grass..or at least an urn on a mantle!!
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