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driving through Arkansas, my friend told me of her family who are buried there and I wrote this poem.


Grieving the loss of her only son,

the young widow returned to her childhood home.

The night sky stretched out from lullaby to dirge.

Slowly, she drove past the house where she was raised,

the places she once knew.

She parked at the cemetary.  Every living relative had moved

without  a trace.  But she was not disturbed.

She had kept close touch with the dead,

and they were dependable..

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/21/2009
Wow! You nailed so many aspects of life in these words. Thoroughly enjoyed this poem.

Reviewed by Joanna Leone 8/26/2008
Such a deep and well written poem!!! I felt so sad as I thought about the widow driving by her house and parked at the cemetary. I can envision a sad, lonely widow driving her car.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/28/2008
Cemetaries are peaceful to me and I go there often since my hubby Tom died in Aug 17 07. Miss him but know he is up there at a better place and in no pain. Thanks for this write, it is sad but puts closure to her too.
Reviewed by Chase Von 8/30/2007
Very depth filled and in in such a short piece...
Wonderful but sad write
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 10/10/2003
I like it.
Reviewed by Ashraf Goreja (Reader) 8/21/2003
Very nice and beautiful poem.
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