Treasure Island

Sandi J Holland


Bodies Lost


Cremated ashes.
Mouldering bones.
What does it matter
How we lie in state?
Solitary we all go
From this life,
From this world.
Alone,
We unfurl our souls
On the distant shore,
And our bodies are
No more.

Submitted: Sunday, August 25, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013

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It is the tradition of our society to reverence the dead body. The person is gone. The spirit has left. She is not there anymore. He has been delivered. It is easy for me, a person of faith, to not be concerned with earthly bodies. I believe that everyone who believes will receive a new body anyway, when it's all said and done. That body, according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will be incorruptible, and will never die. Cemeteries are for the living, not for the dead. I wrote an essay with that title.

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  • Sj Holland (9/20/2013 5:25:00 PM)

    Thanks, Patricia. I think some people would prefer to be cremated, and save money that can be used by the remaining family; but some family members don't want to do that because of tradition. Good to hear from you. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (9/14/2013 8:29:00 AM)

    A truly inspiring and thoughtful write. Ashes to ashes and
    dust to dust. The cemetery is a place for the living to visit
    a loved ones grave. It can bring healing or more grief.
    Nicely written. (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (8/27/2013 11:40:00 AM)

    Thanks for reading, Heather. It just seems that to consider the truth of death is to grieve less often. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/25/2013 9:13:00 PM)

    excellent long before the ashes the soul has escaped this world. resting in a heavenly place. the body remains. (Report) Reply

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