Alex Rose

Rookie - 307 Points (07/06/2001 / Indianapolis)

Funerals Are Strange To Me - Poem by Alex Rose

Funerals are strange to me

Stunning the significance of a man no longer

The bonds of his family in his absence grow stronger.

Without a doubt, he will be missed

But during his time on Earth, he seemed to have less relevance.

His body charred like the limbs of that old oak tree

Yet ironically, he too left a seed.

With no doubt, he'll grow up great and right

But how will his roots be afflicted with no paternal light?

The day he fell ill, I read all 46

But where was I to be found way-back-when, him hungry for fix?

Hardly concerned.

But here I am, filled to the brim with discern.

So once more, here I am before the idea of a man

That meanwhile soars, far apart from this land.

Born to run, is what I keep hearing

Yet to me, this title just isn't appealing.

In my eyes 'Died to Fly' seems much more suitable,

Either way, his impressing significance remains irrefutable.

Topic(s) of this poem: beautiful, death, family, funeral, good, music, poem, poems, poetry, sad

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

At my brothers funeral.

Comments about Funerals Are Strange To Me by Alex Rose

  • Kim Barney (1/21/2016 2:02:00 PM)


    Funerals are great for hearing praise about dead people. They are much more wonderful than when they were alive. You only hear good things about them, and none of the bad.
    I'm thinking of having my own funeral before I die so I can hear all the good things people say about me.
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  • (1/9/2016 11:56:00 PM)


    Funerals do seem strange, they have an other worldly feeling, where one cannot grasp reality. All is behind a mist, where loved ones no longer exist. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 9, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 16, 2016


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