A Graveyard Allegory

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A look at the past, the present, and the future of a social problem.

Submitted: February 27, 2017

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Into the graveyard I ventured forth

To visit past family and friends

And while there I happened to notice

That the Ravens had landing trends.

 

They landed on crosses and markers

The ones made of iron and wood

But the marble plates and ivory stones,

I do not think they could.

 

They landed on trees and fences

On everything made and grown

But none did venture anywhere near

Those markers, made, of ivory or stone.

 

A sudden thought came over me,

"There was more to know to prove me right."

So I found myself a place to sit

And I watched, until, the fall of night.

 

The Ravens came and watched the markers

As if the Devil himself was stealing bones

But none would place its claw-clad feet

On those ivory markers and marble stones.

 

I guess the coldness of the markers

Like the heartless ways of men

Were far too painful, landing once,

For them to ever land again.

 

 

JE Falcon

02-26-2017


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