Take Your Place With Good Grace

Standing at the graveside, staring into the dark slot,

I wonder if my narrative will read like a dime novel plot,

Or a moving exploration of those that, "Have and have not,"

Will I be remembered fondly or, acknowledged then forgot?


Will the mournful matter, "Shatter," those that grieve,

Or will they vaguely nod, vaguely turn and vaguely leave,

Will the thoughts i shared with loved ones offer some relief,

Or the service help some, "Lost sheep," rekindle their belief?


I'm hopeful that my, "Crossing," won't occur for some time yet,

I hope that when it's my turn I'll have minimal regret,

I hope I've brought some value, hope but wouldn't bet,

And though I'll be forgotten hope these words will cling on yet.


"I've had the chance to really live and grasped it with both hands,

Through you I learned to deeply love and truly understand,

But time has come for me to honour lifes final demand,

And take my place, with good grace, laid down in this fair land."





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Martin Elder

Sun 10th Mar 2019 14:54

as has been stated by Heart of Lead you have achieved a great sense of rhythm and pace here approaching a subject that can be difficult for some.
Nice one

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Sun 10th Mar 2019 13:24

" will I be remembered fondly or, acknowledged then forgot?

with poems like this you will 'never be forgot'

It is so beautiful and puts into words what many of us feel.
thank you for doing that so sensitively.

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lisa donohoe

Sun 10th Mar 2019 11:11


This is indeed ' a master piece.
As always, you have touched my heart.

Your words whisper the emotions we all feel,
Poem's are not often relatable to readers. But you my friend ' you write and we resonant 100%..

I loveeeee your work 💕

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Heart of Lead

Sun 10th Mar 2019 03:50

Again, you have done such a lovey job with rhythm and style. When we think about death it's really the life we have lived that our thoughts dwell on. You have said so beautifully the words that encompass so many of our thoughts. Thank you for this.

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