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Hic jacet Everyman

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Dom Mart
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"Here lies John Doe," the inscription said
On the stone they placed at John Doe's head.
The grass and the flowers were fragrant and sweet
That grew at the bottom of John Doe's feet.

Then after a while, the weather erased
The letters that on the stone had been traced.
The grass grew wild, the flowers' seeds
Were pushed aside by the roots of weeds.

That someone was buried here passersby knew,
But after so many years, they didn't know who.
The mind abhors a vacuum, and so
They'd point and say, "There lies some poor John  Doe."

People's memory of you, their memory of me,
Stones notwithstanding, aren't likely to be
As long as their memory of Mrs. Doe's son,
Who died with a name that could fit anyone.
© Copyright 2000 Dom Mart - All Rights Reserved
Danny Holloway
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1 posted 05-05-2000 12:07 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

DM, this was a very creative poem.  Nice story you tell, and with a lot of truth.
good writing!


 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

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Sad, but ringing with truth.  


 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"
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Well done, Dom! I love this!

Denise
 
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