Lucifera Santez

Rookie - 35 Points (4th feb / Belize)

Bunch Of Roses


I walk along his grave,
the same obsidian headstone
gleaming in sun
his name carved in archaic letters
and the dates
of his death and birth.
I bend down
a necessity
rather than revere
I lay down the roses
on his non recent grave
years long habit
rather than respect
and then,
i walk away....................

Submitted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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in the memory of Edward Derwent, a way too painful memory which I wish would go to grave easily..................

Comments about this poem (Bunch Of Roses by Lucifera Santez )

  • Veteran Poet - 1,936 Points Ken E Hall (12/4/2013 6:10:00 AM)

    As time goes by the sadness is always waiting for those flowers but the memories live on, tactfully written..regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 58 Points Susy Evelyne (11/27/2013 10:46:00 AM)

    This poem caught me unawares. I was expecting a flowery poem but found a powerful but subdued testimony of bereavement. Evocative and well written. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Abhishek Mishra (9/26/2013 4:20:00 AM)

    Very expressive poem and penned in a superb way.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Nikita Dutt (8/6/2013 5:26:00 AM)

    Lucifera reading it i can feel the abject misery behind the words. This is what life is about, you start something to remember someone and then it becomes a ritual very well expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (7/29/2013 2:40:00 PM)

    very touching dear Lucifera. I have had the same experience. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (7/29/2013 11:17:00 AM)

    sad but beautifully written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 43 Points Adheez Van Der Beanthz (7/27/2013 10:30:00 AM)

    I can catch a deep sadness behind your words
    you penned very well (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,096 Points Anthony Di''anno (7/26/2013 1:14:00 PM)

    Again a well penned thoughtful poem. Thank you for sharing it :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 172 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (7/25/2013 10:56:00 PM)

    I don't really read poets bios but indulge in their work and that's how I real get to know them, to know how they see things and learn from their wisdom..

    Well penned sad poem, even though the reason is unknown to us but the poem is great.
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,258 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/24/2013 5:04:00 PM)

    years long habit
    rather than respect
    and then,
    i walk away....................
    Just couldn't grasp the reason. Your biography is also a bit too sketchy. A little more elaboration, a little note, perhaps? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,544 Points Lyn Paul (7/24/2013 8:31:00 AM)

    A thought provoking write, I do not know this history but your sadness is penned well. Thank you (Report) Reply

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