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I stood impassively beside
the open grave, as though
I had forgotten who had died,
my face blank as a headstone
that has yet to be inscribed.

There was no more you, nor would
there ever be. Unlooked for solitude
was burying me, unseasonal snow
entombed the pleasure garden
we had planted and shared.

I held the unseemly impulse in check,
that might have thrown my body
to the bottom of the pit where
your corpse was lying neatly boxed.
Instead I dropped in my watch,
useless now that time had stopped.
response to impulse, prompt 18 in the list compiled by :iconmiss-deathwish:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Hello Alec! :wave:

Your wonderful poem has been featured in my journal--->[link]

Have a great week! :)
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:iconalecbell:
AlecBell Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Thank you, John. I appreciate it. :hug:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
You're most welcome my friend :manhug:
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PrettyCrazy Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, my... Haunting in it's sad beauty.

Fourth line, should the capital be there?
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AlecBell Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Many thanks, An

And for your eagle eye!
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ihaveastory Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly fantastic. The last two lines caught me completely by surprise, yet they fit so perfectly with the rest of the poem, afterwards you feel as if they couldn't exist without each-other. Very well done.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I'm very pleased you liked the poem.

(I felt similarly about those last two lines when I wrote them.)
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marzguy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
The last stanza is a prize.
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:iconalecbell:
AlecBell Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Hello Mark, thanks very much for your comment.

Good to hear from you. :D
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marzguy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
I think time is leaking out of my backpack.
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