Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In the middle of it all ~ offering of a poem

I've been thinking of
something I wrote many years ago in my
undergraduate years,
when the woman who was, I see now,
my first spiritual mother,
Many of my friends are suffering in ways
that all result in great losses.
I am reprinting this poem I wrote,
for my creative writing class,
in memory of all of these.


Upon finding the funeral 

A small girl searches through narrow corridors,
her footsteps whisper without reply.

A door shuts as it opens.
Words of beauty in ashes hang heavy in the air.

Her small frame
feet dig into the worn stone,
arms pull the handle,
the door unmoved:

the casket still descending.

~ Elizabeth A. R. 1999

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1 comment:

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Wow. So powerful and very, very moving.