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jwesley
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Johanna

Most of the time I wander
between the stones.
Allen, over there,
died just yesterday.
Helen, two stones over,
one-hundred thirteen years ago.
And you, baby, at my feet,
I've loved you so much,
since then:
yet, my feet wander
when I'm here,
between the stones,
down the side of the hill,
back up again,
and over there
to the left,
and the north,
in and out,
between and past,
the stones
that always lead me back
to the one at my feet,
the stone my hand
gently rubs
washing away the dust
with my tears.
The stone that says
Johanna
Born - May 3, 1943
Died - . . .

Not until you Pass
within me.




wesley james beard, jr.

© Copyright 2017 Wesley James Beard, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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you put a lump in my throat Jimmy...you are awfully good at that...sniff...~L
JerryPat2
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A graveyard of memories, most of them sad memories, but even sadness can be accompied by love and happy thoughts of before.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

2islander2
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by the sea


3 posted 08-14-2017 10:42 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

simply marvelous poetry, you really invent something there, and such poignant emotions


yann
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Wonderful expression of your feelings...james
Poet In Pink
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This one really tugged at my heart-strings while reading Jimmy ~ Beautifully expressed...  Alana
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Wandering through and wondering...You write of passage so well. The void, yet movement.
A very touching poem.

         misce'
 
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