Cemetery | Teen Ink


July 21, 2010
By oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"We are born with two incurable diseases -- life, from which we die; and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end."
- Andrew Greeley

There is a certain magic in a cemetery,
as though the souls of the long gone
or recently departed
are weaving new stories through us,
providing the scripts for their own entertainment
because they have escaped the consequences
that we will wake up to in the morning.
Perhaps it is the grainy feeling of cold cement beneath my hands,
the darkness that is eerie only until we are drunk,
mixing liquors we don't really like
to get to a place we've never really been.
Then, it is our playground,
it is the setting for our escapades,
our slurred philosophies about sin and religion,
or desertion
(drunks are honest by nature).
It is the door to the world only seen
in beat poetry and indie movies,
and we have been initiated,
tapped by the ghostly hands
of those who have not given up living
just yet.

The author's comments:
Thoughts would be welcome; I'm still not sure how I feel about this piece.

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Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Apr. 18 2011 at 1:05 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I, again, love this poem. It sums up all the feelings I have when I walk into a cemetery. This is also a good poem for Day of the Dead.