Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted November 8, 2016


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Paying Respects

by michaelcahill


Paying Respects
                  by michael cahill
 


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I drift up to the coffin's lid
to see what's hid;
I scream out loud.
Beneath the shroud

 
I see a face I quickly place.
No need to trace,
those lines are mine--
a lonely shrine.

 
The preacher speaks his words of doom ...
an empty room,
I only see--
self-centered me.



 


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