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Enshrined in Crocuses

November 11, 2021
By WillC2021 ELITE, Winfield, West Virginia
WillC2021 ELITE, Winfield, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Never give up! Put in the hard work and efforts to achieve your ambitions and goals!

a rusted iron shovel
marked the grave of the unknowns below-
hollow mounds dotted the horizon
as autumn leaves sleeping
upon an opaque pond

the chilling wind inserts
itself within the bones
of the mourning families-
who gathered together
claiming of what remains

in the near distance
a figure stood far from the crowd,
cloaked within dark shadows-
tears wetted the rims of their face
as rain's struggle on a windowpane

shaken fingers
reached for an metallic band
and placed it within a naked patch-
enshrined in crocuses
with an oak stump as witness

The author's comments:

On loss of Covid, death, and war, in all their remembrances.

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