Jim Norausky


Potter's Field, The Memorial Day Story - Poem by Jim Norausky

Scarred field void of dreams
accepts another unclaimed
single June lily.

White wedding flower
lies at rusty gate entrance
no grave specified.

Standing at altar
lace veil sheltered her beauty
not to be lifted.


No explanation
broken heart lost touch with him
but she knew of wars endured.

Worthy of honor
fighting for nation's freedom
dying on skid row.

No family left
buried with silent salute,
June lily each year.

Topic(s) of this poem: broken heart

Form: Haiku


Comments about Potter's Field, The Memorial Day Story by Jim Norausky

  • Edmund Strolis (2/3/2016 1:17:00 AM)


    Thanks for shedding light on this story, the unknown stories in numbers only guessed at so sad but honorably expressed. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (3/21/2015 1:29:00 PM)


    A very nice piece. Poignant. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, May 25, 2015


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