Cemetery Street

The pavement laid with cobbled stone
Smoothed by the years, beneath my feet
Greets me as I walk alone
On Cemetery Street

Behind the walls where death is sown
Where souls of yesterday retreat
And remnants of the past have flown
On Cemetery Street

Neath sentry’s of carved granite stone
With names and dates of lives complete
Where spirits of their past atone
On Cemetery Street

A single bell tolls all alone
Where lifetimes and forever meet
Mourners their losses can’t condone
On Cemetery Street

Here where the winds of sorrow moan
The chill of passage indiscreet
Farewells wished by those they’ve known
On Cemetery Street

In this place where death is prone
This sanctuary of receipt
Where only memories now are grown
On Cemetery Street

From the archives 2015

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at poormanspoet.wordpress.com to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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7 Responses to Cemetery Street

  1. Lee Austin says:

    Great poem that required a lot of thought to compose.


  2. Osyth says:

    That is achingly beautiful


  3. scifihammy says:

    Deep thoughts and feelings very well expressed. 🙂


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