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White Crosses

Poetry By: Annie Legend
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This poem is dedicated to all the families who have lost a loved one on the world's highways, especially from the excesses of alcohol or speed. It is especially poignant at Christmas or other occasions when families are gathered together and are reminded about the empty place of their loved one at their family's table. 'Rood' in verse two is not a misprint, it means 'crucifix'.


Submitted:Dec 23, 2006    Reads: 156    Comments: 2    Likes: 2   


White Crosses StarkWhiteMemoriesRude awakeningsOf a life now spent Roadside remainsOf lost youthRood remindersDressed in plastic profusion StarkWhiteCrossesFading crucifixesTokens of childhood excesses A mother's griefScarring the landscapeWith the agony of an instant Annie Legend, 2006





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