DEAD

I lie here, Arms folded across my chest,
My eyes are cold,  Shiny copper coins cover them,
I can  not see,
My ankles are crossed left over right,
I stretch out my arms, Palms up,
I do not breath, I only feel,
I feel the sticky wetness on my ankles,
There is no pain,
In my palms pools of life form, They do not spill,
Tears well up, Moving the coins till they slide off,
Hitting the floor they roll away, Who now to pay the ferry man,
My heart is still,  Silent,  There is no beat,
I sit up as to arise,  Only to fall back in  peace,
My mouth is dry,  I can not speak,  Only think,
My muscles are stiff,  They do not heed my thoughts or will,
It is cold,    It is dark,
I know not where I am,  Who I am, Only know that I am,
There is no memory worth remembering,
I am losing track of my reality, I lost track of time,
I have gone beyond myself,.....I am gone..................


Richard E. Cartledge   PHOENIX     
©   1/17/2011

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ViolentEyes1 commented on DEAD

03-02-2011

A worthy dive into the calm deep sea that is death. I greatly enjoyed this.

Trailmixed commented on DEAD

03-02-2011

Memories remember value, dead death remembers not, what else but a stone is as still, like a swaying branch watching time fill up rivers, valley and mountains of watery spirits. Thank you for these words.

mla commented on DEAD

02-12-2011

Very brave to write about death. If you touch death are you dead?

Teardrops commented on DEAD

02-05-2011

The ferryman taking you to heaven or well you it would be heaven . Death is just another adventure in life or ones being . Great poem havent seen the copper used since i was a kid . Thanks for a great read Marie

angel33614 commented on DEAD

01-29-2011

very introspective to say the least, you bring the reader into the moment and make us feel essence of death and peace as it was upon us, bravo! The descriptions are both deep and powerful as it almost takes the breath away as one reads, truely insightful! Purity of the soul, journey well!!! with grace and humility ANGEL

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