THE BOXWOOD TREE

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    THE BOXWOOD TREE

    THE BOXWOOD TREE

      

    Inhale the rich damp smell
    of the soil
    dredged up from far below.

    Heaped upon Green grass,
    and covered
    with the fakeness’ of 
    thin smiles and teary eyes,

    Covered to conceal the dirt within.

    The good book is opened.
    It’s words spill out
    and pool at the feet.

    Emotionless faces turn away.
    The swampy earth makes sucking sounds
    as the glue of it
    tries to feast on shined
    shoes.

    There stands the Graveyard man
    under a Boxwood tree,
    waiting for the echoes
    of the newly departed to die away.

    A shade galvanized  in his
    hand.

    Sun pale and warm as the
    dark suit mourners disappear.
    The coldness of their
    gesturers
    peel and flake off
    like the
    egos that spawned them.

    Quietness now rules
    as the spade
    turns the hand.

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    icu2 commented on THE BOXWOOD TREE

    02-27-2010

    This is really different and original. I like it. You painted the picture well...I felt as if I were there.

    79VETTE

    03/01/2010

    Thank you for the read. I think the trick is to get more people to read my stuff. HeckI guess we all have that problem . we will see more of each other.

    Teardrops commented on THE BOXWOOD TREE

    01-08-2010

    I have read alot of poems about death put this one was very surpriseing its writtern for the view of the earth loved it thanks for letting me read it

    79VETTE

    01/11/2010

    Thank you for the read. I humbled that you liked it.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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