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Offline Bittersweet

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The Living and The Dead
« on: August 16, 2019, 07:08 PM »
Early morning hour,
thirsty Wildflowers gather dew
within fields toasted dry
from the Cheyenne sun.

Like the flora,
we gather our bones together
bind them beneath layers of cotton
and metal buttons.

We walk in silence
upon a quilt of sage grass
and strands of sepia fox fur
beside antelope droppings.

Prairie dogs
stand still as sentinels,
watching our every move
but we don't say a word.

A buffalo cloud
ambles above our heads
as we hover above tombstones
of settlers and soldiers.

Like the cloud,
we must have seemed pale as angels.
Convinced we are the living
looking down on the dead in pity.

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Re: The Living and The Dead
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 12:40 PM »

Quote
we must have seemed pale as angels.
Convinced we are the living
looking down on the dead in pity.
  There's a depth to this that resonated in me.

Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.  ~  Ira Gassen

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Re: The Living and The Dead
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 06:11 PM »
Thanks, Halo for the comment.  I always appreciate feedback or how a line from a poem may have affected someone.