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A Visit To A Cemetery

I wrote this as I strolled through an old cemetery near my home. It was very early on a cloudy morning, and it was so peaceful.

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My Early Morning Visit

Patricia A Fleming © more by Patricia A Fleming

Published: May 12, 2022

I took a walk this morning
Just as the sun began to rise,
And the inky clouds encompassed her
And cluttered up the skies.

In the gloom I stood among
Those worn and weathered stones.
Stretched out upon the greenest grass
Each standing quite alone.

A morning bird was singing
Such a sweet and mournful song,
A tribute to those dearest souls
Who long ago moved on.

Ancient trees stood towering
Like loyal sentries standing guard,
Witnesses to all those laid to rest
And those surviving broken hearts.

The respectful silence floated
On a chilly morning breeze,
And the peacefulness embraced me
Like a blanket warming me.

Outside the gates, life carried on,
A siren pierced the hallowed air.
I thought perhaps another soul
Would soon be buried there.

I strolled around quite aimlessly
Entranced by all those words in stone,
And I realized that behind those words
Each had a story of their own.

I was glad I came to visit them
On this dark and dreary day,
And shared my story with them too
As I wandered on my way.

And as I reached the gates to leave,
Rain fell lightly from the sky,
And I swear I heard the softest voice
Bidding me a sweet good-bye.

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  • Aaron Gaalema by Aaron Gaalema
  • 2 months ago

For years I've held this poem close to my heart. I'm deaf, but this poem plays beautifully in my head as music, and I wish I could share that melody with you. Thank you for this poem and thank you for all your poems. You're amazing.

Dear Aaron,
Your comment is so touching. I wish you could share the melody with me. I'm just so happy that you can hear that melody and have paid such a beautiful tribute to my words by creating your own music around it. You have really touched me deeply with your words.
Pat F.

Patricia - another lovely poem. Have you produced a book yet? Very best wishes, Ann

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