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Sunshine
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0 posted 05-29-2000 08:44 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

What We Do
[in Memory of]

a
walk

throughout
cemetery plot

thinking about

those who have gone before us

in war
in sickness
in adversity
1874 - winter storm
influenza
at birth
at end of long life

flags flutter over Veterans
flowers grace mother's stone

dad's marker in bronze
granite markers to live on

bend, pull, clean the site
listen to history's words

I didn't know you
but I do it for family
for this woman 91 years aged
who instills in me
reasons to cherish
memories

when she is gone
I will do it for her

overlook the view on high
Highland Cemetery
named well

You will
welcome me home
in time,
in time

©KRJ
29 May 2000




†Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow





[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 05-29-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 05-29-2000 09:51 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This reminds me of Memorial Day when I was young, we would go to the cemetery and put flowers on the graves of all these people I didn't know. My ancestors, long since dead. Sometimes, I wonder what they were like..if I'm like them. This is a lovely tribute, Sunshine, thank you.  
Kit McCallum
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2 posted 05-29-2000 11:19 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This was beautiful Sunshine ... a wonderful tribute to all who've walked before us.

Best wishes,
/Kit
Sudhir Iyer
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3 posted 05-29-2000 02:46 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Karilea, seems like I followed your poetry even here...  

nice work by the way.

Also, are you skipping Open #7 ever since becoming moderator of SpÓritual...

A bit sad, not seeing you around...

Since I do not write much about God and spirits, I am finding it difficult to post in that cross-sectional forum...But I do wish you best wishes as a moderator...

Regards, sudhir

 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
Sunshine
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4 posted 05-30-2000 11:06 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

PdV, your thoughts are right on...

Kit, thank you...

Sudhir, you're liable to find me most anywhere...thank you...
Sunshine
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5 posted 11-05-2000 09:55 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Veterans Day is around the corner...

Ladies and Gentlemen who served:  thank You!


Karilea
If I whisper, will you listen?...
I would rather be silent and write, then speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ


Suzanne Arlene
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6 posted 11-05-2000 10:06 AM       View Profile for Suzanne Arlene   Email Suzanne Arlene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Suzanne Arlene

instill memories
To keep thoughts of loved ones before they are no more. I loved this poem.It gave me many things to think about.Thank You Suzanne
Elizabeth
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7 posted 11-05-2000 10:57 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

This is also appropriate for Veterans' Day, since you mentioned them in here also. Wonderful way to remember loved ones.

Elizabeth


You cling to your ways and leave mine to me.
Suum cuique.
~Elizabeth


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8 posted 11-06-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

A wonderful tribute, and a great read!



"I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust."

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!
tracie66
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9 posted 11-06-2000 02:11 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

A most beautiful write Sunshine  
Tracie


Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Sunshine
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10 posted 11-06-2000 09:06 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 all...we do owe our Veterans so much...and sometimes in the day to day activities, we forget to say

Thank you...


Karilea
If I whisper, will you listen?...
I would rather be silent and write, then speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ


Gemini
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11 posted 11-06-2000 02:34 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Sunshine-A very lovely piece, I too wonder about some of the grave markers when I visit my dads grave and look beyond. Thank you for reminding me.
Sunshine
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12 posted 11-06-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Gemini, you have it right...we have to "look beyond..."...thank you...

Karilea
If I whisper, will you listen?...
I would rather be silent and write, then speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ


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