No More To Say



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The dankness hangs like a horse thief

As marbled walls echo with grief

In this castle of polished stone

The loved are lain and turned to bone

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The far-off tolling of a bell

Breaks the silence where quiet dwells

A soul with faith may well be saved

But interred here, the body’s grave

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A bench to sit and contemplate

Staring at our own promised fate

What is it we have come to say

Before we, too, meet our last day

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Browned flowers droop from caring urn

They hold the truth that we must learn

When whom we love cut from our hearts

That is when the real dying starts

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I visit once your final rest

Living on will be quite the test

Without you near my spirit cries

My love in drops fall from my eyes

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Though I knew you would someday die

It is still hard to say goodbye

When I leave, I will not return

No more to say, no more to learn

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22 Responses to “No More To Say”
  1. I knew we were headed down a somber trail when dankness hangs like a horse thief. Well done!

  2. beth says:

    no more to say, no more to do.

  3. This sad, but truthful poem, brought with it a sense of the pain of grief, felt too many times already in my life. I’ll again beg you to allow me to pre-decease you because I don’t have the strength to suffer your loss.

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    “Darkness hangs like a horse thief…” brilliant line Brad in a beautiful poem.

  5. Realistic and artistic 🙂 Good job !!

  6. Jim Borden says:

    no more to learn; that will be the time to say goodbye…

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Very moving! Terrific stuff, Brad!

  8. joyroses13 says:

    It evokes profound sadness. I hope this hasn’t been written from personal experience but it is very good!

  9. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad your writing is so beautiful and mournful. Heartbreaking words yet they expressed such incredible emotion and feeling.

    “I visit once your final rest
    Living on will be quite the test
    Without you near my spirit cries
    My love in drops fall from my eyes

    You are such a lovely romantic poet. Sending my love and admiration for your work. Love Jonikins

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