Mountain Grave Poem by Kim Barney

Kim Barney

Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit

Mountain Grave

Rating: 4.9

I love those verdant mountains;
I want to be there in the trees
among those pines and wild bluebells
and grass up to my knees.

And when it's time to bury me,
oh, bury me in those hills
where quaking aspen shimmer
and coyote calling thrills.

Don't dump me in the roiling sea;
I need some dirt to lay my head.
The fish won't make a meal of me;
let the hillside be my bed.

I'll be buried in those mountains;
remember what I've said,
but friends, before you bury me,
please wait until I'm dead.

Mountain Grave
(Written 17 November 2016) Revised 8 January 2018 Published in Panorama Volume 36 (2018-2019)
Belle Wassermeister 23 March 2021

Five stars! I love the ending!

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Deluke Muwanigwa 23 March 2021

Lol. So there's guys wanting to bury you alive. Run for the hills. Great poem.

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LeeAnn Azzopardi 24 March 2021

Kim, I want to be buried next to my parents or my ashes thrown in the Detroit River. This is an excellent poem. Bravo!

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james watkin 24 March 2021

Enjoyed reading. Thanks. It rhymes! Like mine

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Linda Bella Wassermeister 07 August 2021

This poem is on my favorites list, and I had to come back and read it again!

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Smoky Hoss 09 April 2021

Excellent. I understand, and agree, whole-heartedly! Great poem. Love the picture also; is that somewhere around Escalante

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Captain Cur 28 March 2021

Being buried alive no pleasure even in those scenic mountains. But no worries, if your still kicking hopefully some curious critter will dig you up. Great poem, lots of good lines.

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Kostas Lagos 25 March 2021

Excellent poem! I love the concluding lines

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Cowboy Ron Williams 24 March 2021

Same here, Pardner. No sea for me. Plant me under a tree. Great poem! Five stars!

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Kim Barney

Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit
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