Frederick Kesner

Bronze Star - 2,567 Points (28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

Farewell - Poem by Frederick Kesner

grief belies this despised state
hunched upon shuffling feet
pondering the crunch of
browned leaves

grief burrows this desiccated soil
hidden beneath scurrying paws
forgetting the crush of
billowy waves

grief bruises this demented breath
hollowed out withered lips
releasing the fluttering wings
cotton-downed doves

grief bellows across horizons
herding the flock from grazing
shackling the gates
embracing the nightfall



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Topic(s) of this poem: grief

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Farewell by Frederick Kesner

  • Heather Wilkins (8/26/2013 2:57:00 PM)

    lovely work nicely thought out enjoyed (Report)Reply

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  • (4/13/2009 5:36:00 AM)

    A fine piece of work, the tone adds a depth to it meaning. Nice job (Report)Reply

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  • (3/20/2009 4:37:00 PM)

    a wonderful piece of work. Very nicely done! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 15, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, March 12, 2018


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