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Sandstone Mausoleum

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Tim
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0 posted 08-06-99 05:08 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

Sandstone mausoleum,
...Stands against the sky,
Built in the depression,
...Why did the children die?
The Southard County Courthouse,
...Within its hallowed halls,
Where's the sounds of justice
...As the gavel falls?
Mark and Michael Anderson,
...Thrice birthdays they had seen,
Young twins and Susan Williams,
...Would not see Halloween,
Far away from hearth and home,
...The earth it did bleed red,
Out amongst the creatures wild,
...All three on ground lay dead.
In silence of the evening wood,
...Sounds forth the hounds of hell,
Twelve gauge shotgun to the head,
...And then the babies fell.
He was just a common thief,
...Who knew what lived inside?
Evil without conscience,
...And then the parents cried.
Court was held and justice done,
...To prison he was sent,
Life times twelve for killing three,
...And so the sentence went.
Fifteen years have come and gone,
...Since innocence was killed.
Remains within soul's blackened void,
...Why God, was child's blood spilled?
Some answers we will never know,
...Some questions we can't fathom,
And so I go to work each day,
...In sandstone mausoleum.


My slice of darkness....
God bless their souls....
October 29, 1984


[This message has been edited by Tim (edited 08-07-99).]
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Andrew Scott
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1 posted 08-06-99 06:08 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Most excellent writing. Very disturbing. Thank you for the effort put forth and the posting shared.
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 08-06-99 07:05 PM       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

Man Tim...you can tell a tale that absolutely rips the heart out of my chest...oh wait, have to rephrase that since I wear my heart on my sleave.....wonderful piece of work. Thank you for sharing it!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Balladeer
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3 posted 08-06-99 10:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Why, indeed, Tim? So on we go, forced to be dispassionate on the outside, beiing ripped apart on the inside. Excellent, excellent work.
Sally S.
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4 posted 08-07-99 12:44 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Whew.....talk about evoking emotion! Very well done...
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5 posted 08-07-99 08:12 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done, indeed!!
Nan
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I think that sentence was MUCH too lenient, Tim.....
Your work is beyond poignant, if that's possible...


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Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done:
For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits,
Than I am sure I have in my whole five.
~ 1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75


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Tim
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7 posted 08-07-99 05:19 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

Thank you for your comments...
I rarely write about personal experiences...
so this poem hits close to home...
Poet deVine
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Haunting tale, poetically done! I hope poetry is your release from the sadness of what you have to witness every day. Wonderful job here Tim!
Dragoness
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9 posted 08-07-99 09:49 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Thank-You for sharing.Very well done.Truly heartbreaking.

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
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