Treasure Island

Lucifera Santez

(4th feb / Belize)

Bunch Of Roses


I walk along his grave,
the same obsidian headstone
gleaming in sun
his name carved in archaic letters
and the dates
of his death and birth.
I bend down
a necessity
rather than revere
I lay down the roses
on his non recent grave
years long habit
rather than respect
and then,
i walk away....................

Submitted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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in the memory of Edward Derwent, a way too painful memory which I wish would go to grave easily..................

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  • Ken E Hall (12/4/2013 6:10:00 AM)

    As time goes by the sadness is always waiting for those flowers but the memories live on, tactfully written..regards (Report) Reply

  • Susy Evelyne (11/27/2013 10:46:00 AM)

    This poem caught me unawares. I was expecting a flowery poem but found a powerful but subdued testimony of bereavement. Evocative and well written. (Report) Reply

  • Nikita Dutt (8/6/2013 5:26:00 AM)

    Lucifera reading it i can feel the abject misery behind the words. This is what life is about, you start something to remember someone and then it becomes a ritual very well expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Siyabonga a Nxumalo (7/25/2013 10:56:00 PM)

    I don't really read poets bios but indulge in their work and that's how I real get to know them, to know how they see things and learn from their wisdom..

    Well penned sad poem, even though the reason is unknown to us but the poem is great.
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (7/24/2013 5:04:00 PM)

    years long habit
    rather than respect
    and then,
    i walk away....................
    Just couldn't grasp the reason. Your biography is also a bit too sketchy. A little more elaboration, a little note, perhaps? (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (7/24/2013 8:31:00 AM)

    A thought provoking write, I do not know this history but your sadness is penned well. Thank you (Report) Reply

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