How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #2 Archive
 Epitaph
 1 2 3 4 5 6
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Epitaph

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
Senior Member
since 08-26-99
Posts 1064
northern mountains, Idaho


0 posted 09-29-1999 01:27 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney


Stunned

motionless by a simple stone

lying half-buried in molding browned fall leaves

marking the death of a girl in the spring of her life, freshly fifteen

years old; barely a date, nary a name, only two plaintive

mysterious words heady and savage in their impact

pleading through autumn’s earthy silence

“... remember me ...”

No poem or

words of love could

ever touch me as deeply as this

unknown child’s

epitaph



------------------
...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG
© Copyright 1999 Rosemary J. Gwaltney - All Rights Reserved
Severn
Member Rara Avis
since 07-17-99
Posts 8273


1 posted 09-29-1999 02:07 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I like this - the format is great! Nice rhythm too and the content is very moving. Haven't encountered you yet, so welcome!
Dragoness
Senior Member
since 08-07-99
Posts 525


2 posted 09-29-1999 02:27 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Nicely done

------------------
Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


3 posted 09-29-1999 10:18 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Touchingly beautiful...well written

------------------
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints in our heart and we are never ever the same.

Thank you all for leaving footprints!!
Pepper
Member Elite
since 08-19-99
Posts 3134
Southern Florida

Official Passions Reader
4 posted 09-29-1999 10:26 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

eloquently written Rosemary....very moving indeed...

------------------

May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


5 posted 09-29-1999 10:26 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you Rosemary. I find your poetry beautiful and thought-provoking. I did a piece for you some time ago, I hope you had the chance to read it.
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
Senior Member
since 08-26-99
Posts 1064
northern mountains, Idaho


6 posted 09-29-1999 03:02 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

I didn't see your piece, Sunshine, but I would love to be able to. Could I find it, or would you e-mail it to me? I would really appreciate it!
mountainrecluse@canada.com
Rosemary J. Gwaltney will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #2 >> Epitaph Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors