Alicia Patti Poems
- Family Reunion Two men dressed in gray asked us to leave ...
- Books My favorite bookmark smells of cherry wood; each ...
- Abduction No one suspected such a heartfelt sight: father ...
- On The Way To Sicily (Prose Po... The ruins of Pompeii held ...
- Departed Would you think of me when the wind whips up the ...
- Memories Of Childhood How they haunt me still like ...
- Where Life Began Times are when all I want to hear is the ...
I have been writing poetry for 50 years. I have entered some contests and three of my poems have been published in small press poetry books. In the early 1980's I edited and published Freedom's Child, a poetry journal dealing with liberty and individualism. It was a very creative time, and I met many talented poets in this manner. Freedom's Child last publication was December,1982, and it left a ... more »
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Two men dressed in gray
asked us to leave the grieving room.
The son is here, they said.
Reluctantly I left my sister’s resting place
and, in single file, we slowly stepped
while voicing our consternation.
He stood so still at the bottom
of the ramp, all appendages clamped
against a flight for freedom,
although he would never choose
to flee from this dark sight:
his dear mother passed into night.
Like the funeral march to come
we lumbered passed the orange form,
each attempting not to stare, but none
succeeding in averting angry...