michele kostelnik

Rookie (December 7,1944 / Norfolk)

Souls Of Old - Poem by michele kostelnik

The burial ground came out of the past.
A spinster a blacksmith and courtesan
all seemed downcast.
Time had stood still with their names
chiseled on stone.
Leaves of beautiful colors and tall
grass- all windblown.
It was lonely in this overgrown place.
A tavenier claimed those days were
at a slower pace.
Lets reaffirm what dreams were at their
disposal.
Like us all death came along and made
it's proposal.
We lose as mere mortals to this great
giant.
It doesn't matter how we fight or become
defiant.
Flamboyant or plain time plays it's game
on us.
So you see the subject is clear- nothing
more to discuss.


Comments about Souls Of Old by michele kostelnik

  • (10/15/2010 4:54:00 PM)


    The old souls are very strong and the death never roams around
    As she's scared of poverty and she thinks nothing could be taken to her domicile? I love the rationalistic way you write!
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  • (3/19/2006 10:08:00 PM)


    The burial ground came out of the past.
    A spinster a blacksmith and courtesan
    all seemed downcast.
    Time had stood still with their names
    chiseled on stone.
    Leaves of beautiful colors and tall
    grass- all windblown.
    It was lonely in this overgrown place.
    A tavenier claimed those days were
    at

    Color of the dead body and his caste and poverty and his social down status makes....
    In India, we really feel it
    Many developed nations this is in other forms.
    this poem is one of the great poem of today.
    it conveys the great message, even at the time of globalization.....
    The poet Michele you make classic work. My best wishes.
    Kee Thampi
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  • (3/19/2006 8:58:00 PM)


    a place where dreams float
    above the headstones
    not high
    just at eye level
    so can be seen by all
    and all can feel
    the majesty of human effort
    which of course
    in the end
    cannot triump
    but for a moment
    and this
    this
    the old souls say
    a fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 19, 2006



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