Uriah Hamilton

Unable To Find A Grave - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

My memory is a shadowy ghost
That I cannot dispel
Or a dark car driving me down
Unhappy streets I’d like to avoid.

When I think tears have dissipated
And a sunrise of genuine smiles
Is over the horizon, you reemerge
In lonely dreams and I awake
With a heavy heart and a wet face.

From the night of insufferable separation
When you told me you didn’t love me
Until all these purposeless years later,
I have been a breathing corpse
Unable to find a grave.

Yet, you are around me
Like the dense air of a humid night,
You have soaked your presence
Into my eternal pores.

I’ve sung so many laments,
But I don’t know where I’ll be
When I finally succumb to silence.

Comments about Unable To Find A Grave by Uriah Hamilton

  • (7/24/2006 2:36:00 PM)

    All who have loved profoundly and lost can identify with this poem, Uriah. For how can you release the memory of that which was so perfect? It is so hard to do and yet so necessary to find the freedom we seek! Take care of your heart!


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  • Ernestine Northover (7/21/2006 3:57:00 PM)

    Excellent Uriah. Very well written piece and a pleasure to read. Lovely poem.
    Love Ernestine XXX
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  • (7/21/2006 6:47:00 AM)

    This holds the reader from beginning to end, as one who has ever suffered loss and heartbreak sorrows with you. This is beautifully expressed, Uriah; I'm sorry for the cost. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (7/21/2006 6:15:00 AM)

    Anyone who was foolish enough to pass you over is the one who should be suffering. You are a beautiful man........inside and out. Take care my friend. Sincerely, Mary
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  • (7/21/2006 4:35:00 AM)

    It is the sad songs that cast the longest shadows on the mind. This one will be remembered. Take care, Uriah. Wishing you a better tomorrow.

    Kindest regards,

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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