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One Year

Rating: 3.6
When I got to his marker, I sat on it,
like sitting on the edge of someone's bed
and I rubbed the smooth, speckled granite.
I took some tears from my jaw and neck
and started to wash a corner of his stone.
Then a black and amber ant
ran out onto the granite, and off it,
and another ant hauled a dead
ant onto the stone, leaving it, and not coming back.
Ants ran down into the grooves of his name
and dates, down into the oval track of the
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Edward Kofi Louis 15 October 2018
Tears from my jaw and neck! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Paul Brookes 15 October 2018
As usual Old's get to the nub and tells the reader in stark lines her grief. The overwhelming sense of loss and sadness great write as always loved this.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 15 October 2018
This is a beautiful poem nicely executed. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
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Jeff Fleischer 15 October 2018
I Love G-D (Part 2) - Poem by Jeff Fleischer I love G-d with all my heart and all my soul. He fills me with His spirit. He talks to me in the shadows of the night And whenever I beseech Him. If you desire His love, Walk in His ways. The guardian of the universe Requires no rest. The protector of all. Dependent upon none.
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Jeff Fleischer 15 October 2018
Excellent work, Sharon.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 15 October 2018
Such a well penned poem by Sharon Olds................................
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Tom Allport 15 October 2018
A sad poem of the loss of a loved one and how it affected them one year on? Well written Sharon.
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Rajnish Manga 15 October 2018
The narrative involves several fleeting glimpses of nature and life. Thanks & Congrats.
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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014
Such a wonderful heartfelt and tender write. Beautifully descriptive!
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