Final Resting Place

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

A visit to the cemetery can make you think some really odd things.....


The feel of green moss which grows.

beneath those leather covered toes.

The smell of peonies assaults the nose

here where a gentler breeze blows.

Spanish moss and the scent of mums

a sound of a fife and those drums.

Bodies reduced to ash and crumbs

eerie silence which your brain numbs.

Towering stone angels and rocks

occasionally a tomb of fancy blocks.

Those seraphim that time mocks

no need for food, shelter, or clocks.

The fence of stone or iron around

by these barriers the captives bound.

Nary a whisper or even one sound

life disintegrates beneath this ground.

Here where the endless teardrops trickle

are those taken by Death Angel’s sickle.

Submitted: November 07, 2009

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Cute Love

Hey! This is a great poem! I could really picture everything that was happening! My favorite line is "Here where the endless teardrops trickle." It is a great way to end the poem! Good job! :D

Sat, November 7th, 2009 9:35pm


Thanks dear friend. So glad you liked it. Susan :)

Sat, November 7th, 2009 6:51pm

milan gupta

its really awesome..i luved it a took me into deep imaginations....feeling gr8 that someone could write such a beautiful poem..:)

Sun, November 8th, 2009 1:25pm


Thanks my friend. I am glad you liked it. Means a lot. Susan :)

Sun, November 8th, 2009 12:43pm


Another great poem and beautiful poem.

Sun, November 8th, 2009 4:03pm


Thanks my dear friend. Loved that newest chapter of your book. Keep that pen sharp. Susan :)

Sun, November 8th, 2009 12:43pm

Timeless Thoughts

A very beautiful and haunting write. Great job! Gary

Sun, November 8th, 2009 9:11pm


Thank you Gary. Susan

Mon, November 9th, 2009 11:15am


I got a very vivid image from this. Very nicely written. =D

Mon, November 9th, 2009 1:58am


Thanks so very much for reading and the comment. Susan :)

Mon, November 9th, 2009 11:18am

joy Milton

g8 work,you have taken so much pain in composing it can be understood by the rhyming words at last. Trying to balance the length of the line and making sense out of it, so makes it clear that you love hardworking, true persons and I guess you must be keeping thing in your house very neat and clean and get irritated if someone disarranges them but later you get chilled very easily which is reflected through the very title of your works. Hey i think you will enjoy the following:
"she came well dressed, .... , when she saw my cemetery, she started saying-at least today he has been promoted, a homeless has bought such a nice house for himself." lyrics by Attah Ullah Khan-Pakistani singer.
Keep writing, God bless you.

Tue, November 10th, 2009 4:29pm


Thanks Joy I appreciate it very much. Most of what I write just comes to me. I look it over and makes sure it will read well for others. I do like to write and share that with others. I do like things tidy and neat. Susan :)

Tue, November 10th, 2009 1:28pm

lily of the nile

Loved this. Nice job!

Tue, November 10th, 2009 7:36pm


Thanks so much for reading. Susan :)

Tue, November 10th, 2009 1:29pm


This is great. I love how you express your words with perfect meaning. I loved this. I love dark poetry. Not evil. Just dark. Thanks!


Wed, November 11th, 2009 5:06am


Thanks I appreciate the read and comment. I don't think I write horror very well. Susan :)

Wed, November 11th, 2009 9:23am

James Gueth

i loved the poem. in death all should be peaceful, if only those left behind would listen to this!!! you have an insight on issues of life and i look forward to reading more of your stuff.


Thu, November 12th, 2009 2:03pm


Thank you James that means a lot coming from you. Most of my writes are fluff. What you write has meat. Susan :)

Thu, November 12th, 2009 6:38am

solitaire fable

Wow! what great work, a real insight. I felt a shiver down my spine when I read this awesome poem. You have excelled yourself, keep up the good work. Solitaire.

Fri, November 13th, 2009 1:09pm


Thanks my friend. I do appreciate it very much. Susan :)

Fri, November 13th, 2009 6:55am

Black Enigma

Like all those admirers above I can say the same about this poem:it was spell bounding and captivating, and about you:you truly are mistress of word play:)

Fri, November 13th, 2009 1:55pm


Thank you so much. I chose the name when I first started writing as a joke, but it seems to have stuck. So glad you liked it. Susan :)

Fri, November 13th, 2009 6:51am


Beautiful poem. I love dark poetry and this really hit the spot. Is this a sonnet? It seems to have the characteristics of one. I really loved this poem! Nice work!

Mon, December 7th, 2009 3:14am


Thank you Maggie I am so glad you liked it. I guess it would qualify as one. I appreciate it very much. Susan :)

Mon, December 7th, 2009 10:18am


A very interesting and intense write. Great job.

Thu, December 10th, 2009 11:39pm


Thank you Daniel I appreciate the read and comment. Susan :)

Thu, December 10th, 2009 3:55pm


Such powerful descriptions, and your rhyming adds so much to your poetry, its wonderful.
I always wanted to be able to write lyrical poetry, the only reason I don't is because, quite simple: I can't rhyme :(
But your poems are such a treat for me Susan.
This was excellent as it took me far away and made me think about my moral life.

Tue, December 15th, 2009 6:35pm


Thank you my dear Nazire you are too kind. My writes are simple little poems and stories. I do appreciate it. Susan :)

Tue, December 15th, 2009 3:16pm


Dark and powerful and very beautiful. M

Thu, December 31st, 2009 5:32am


Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Happy New Year! Susan :)

Thu, December 31st, 2009 9:13am


Excellent poem. Strong but not too overpowering.

Mon, January 11th, 2010 3:52pm


Thank you Gloria you are so sweet. Susan :)

Mon, January 11th, 2010 8:32am


Excellent write my friend. Nice and dark.

Fri, January 22nd, 2010 11:05pm


Thank you my friend I appreciate it very much. Susan :)

Fri, January 22nd, 2010 7:33pm


Excellet imagery and descriptions. Wonderful! Chad

Sun, February 7th, 2010 10:53pm


Hi Chad and thank you! You are a sweetheart! Susan :)

Mon, February 8th, 2010 2:05pm


Great write. Loved the descriptions. You done good. Angie :)

Thu, March 18th, 2010 6:59pm


Hi Angie and thank you. :)

Thu, March 18th, 2010 8:47pm


Loved this one. Great job! Tanya

Fri, April 2nd, 2010 6:56pm


Hi Tanya and thank you. Susan :)

Fri, April 2nd, 2010 4:38pm

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