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Cold Is The Grave

Cold is the grave
to which I go
leaving nothing
but an embers glow

Dark is the road
on which I'll travel
while world surrounding
begins to unravel

The beating of wings
is all I hear
the reason for being
becomes unclear

Listless trees
hung with blackened souls
line each side
like Centurians of old

Shattered bones litter
the unpaved roads
whispers echo the thoughts
untold

While a body screams
with unbearable pain
Each teardrop leaves
an indelible stain

And cold is the grave to which I go

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Free verse
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I remember this one from a while back, and it is as enjoyable a read now as it was then! Although the theme and tone of the poem is somber, the language use and imagery make it shine! Great write!

Thank you once again

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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very dark.

"Shattered bones litter
the unpaved roads
whispers echo the thoughts
untold"

I really loved those lines. And I liked the rhythm of this poem, and also how you ended it. It read almost like good music,

No verse is free for the man who wants to do a good job. - TS Eliot

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Thank you so much for your kind words and reading this piece. My mood was very dark when I wrote it.

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Though as dark as a grave might be, I found this a good capture of how I sometimes imagine things in the grave after someone's death. It is difficult to describe and I never thought of it to be easy.

Simply, a piece I really wish that I have written
Well done!

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Hello and thank you for your kind comment and reading my poem

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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It is good to read your writes again. I haven't been able to get in here for a pretty long time but will catch up with your posts here soon. If I have connected correctly, to me this write conveys your thoughts about life. Please correct me if I am wrong. It reminds me of a quote by Rabindranth Tagore a genius and a legend..

:"Death is not extinguishing of the light, it's only putting off the lamp because dawn is here"

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones..raj

raj (sublime_ocean)

Thank you , my poem is whatever you take away from it as the reader need not know what was going through the mind of the writer. I'm not on that often any longer but pop in now and again. but one never knows what I will do next lol. Good to hear from you

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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