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#4 - Rite - Fifty Poem Challenge
#4 - Rite

I wanted (usefully?) to ask
Did you get from it what you needed?

Of my friend who attended
A funeral yesterday.

Not a futile question,
But the day after you don't know.

The one just passed
Is still so alive, might telephone.

Scattering those few ashes
Doesn't change this state,

Says one too young (and safe)
To have attended too many.

In a month or a year, it will be
Of those who lived that day,

Not the (living one) mourned,
My mourning friend will recall.

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notinventedhere From: notinventedhere Date: February 3rd, 2011 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I like this. For complicated reasons, it is suitable for today. Thank you.
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