William Coyne

Veteran Poet - 1,122 Points (August 5,1952 / Chicago, Illinois)

Mourning Dew Drop - Poem by William Coyne

Each tear that dropped from my chin,
bore a little grief,
grazed the coffin,
plopped on the cold marble floor
near the altar,

the chapel so quiet
I hear it from the door,
the noisy street,
a dozen country fields away,
on a breezy back porch
resting one more empty chair
to oversee tall grassy knobs
and growing green trees.

Topic(s) of this poem: grief , mourning

Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 25, 2015



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