Donald Justice

(12 August 1925 - 6 August 2004 / Miami / Florida)

On The Death Of Friends In Childhood - Poem by Donald Justice

We shall not ever meet them bearded in heaven
Nor sunning themselves among the bald of hell;
If anywhere, in the deserted schoolyard at twilight,
forming a ring, perhaps, or joining hands
In games whose very names we have forgotten.
Come memory, let us seek them there in the shadows.


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  • (5/13/2009 5:48:00 PM)


    What a great poem by Justice. I liked the imagery and mood the piece =D. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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