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Christian
as in Presbyterian Church in America
Female
Writer
Novelist
Poet!
Reader
Ambivert or something
Band nerd + Drum Major
Planet Earth nerd
etc, etc
Joined September 10, 2019

Message from Writer

Sometimes I tell stories. Most of the time I rattle my soul until I break and my heart spills out onto the page.

"I cannot jump the distance. You'll have to toss me!"--Gimli, LOTR

I am a complete nerd. I got the Ring of Power for my birthday.

Book recommendations:
The Oath--Frank E. Peretti
Lord of the Rings--J.R.R. Tolkien

Song recommendation: "Awake" by Beckah Shae

I'm going to meet the King someday!
And I'm super pumped!

tombstones

October 4, 2020

FREE WRITING

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she lies in a coffin of wood and nails
locked within layers of earth and
entangled in daisies and their roots
her ghost wanders the world and
watches the graveyards sighs when
she remembers how her heart once
roamed free now bound by darkening
chains her spirit caves to the breeze
and she floats away on the wind

sometimes mourners file into the
graveyard in their silent procession
laying crimson roses on her grave
singing soft melodies in memory
of what she could have been but
maybe it’s not too late they think
they place their roses in piles at the
base of her tombstone and promise
they’ll return tomorrow and they depart
the graveyard in their solemn lines

he watches the grieving mothers and
fathers and sisters and brothers as they
leave her grave behind in the fog
he approaches the tombstone and
drives his fingers into the dirt speaks
her name into the night calls for her
deep beneath the ground her heart stirs
this follows my poem "deathbed". check it out if you like.
this character kind of reminds me of lazarus, to some extent. but i don't know, maybe i'm wrong.

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6 Comments
  • abby.a

    wow.... i can feel the loss and pain and even a bit of resentment almost. this is such beautifully written. well done <3


    5 months ago
  • RemovedUser1

    This is so amazing. I love how it is one continuous sentence. It is so descriptive and it’s very creepy. I don’t know if that’s the right word. It does remind me of Lazarus a bit, and how Jesus was sad with the mourners yet still called him out. This is a great piece!
    Also, that quote in your message box is amazing! Wow! It kinda sound like Jesus, and how He wipes away every tear. Beautiful!


    5 months ago
  • happygiggles

    This is horrific yet wonderful at the same time. As the reader, I can sense the loneliness and grief of the man, especially in the last stanza, It's like I can feel his pain and I'm right beside him as he's digging at the ground longing for her to be alive again. The imagery is outstanding. I really love this piece!


    5 months ago
  • Mpm#1

    Yikes.... I felt like I was standing in the graveyard with them... Fantastic imagery, this is very good. (I mean yikes in a good way, it’s just freaky to be chilling here and suddenly read this and feel like I’m in a graveyard. Just wow. Such a good job. Also I apologize if this seems a bit rambling.)


    5 months ago
  • Stone of Jade

    okay wow. this is....undescribable. so beautiful. And your message box quote! You wrote that?! Oh my word...that is so so so amazing! So descriptive and heartbreaking! I'd love to read more of what it's from!


    5 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    Wow beautiful poem <3 I really love this!! :)


    5 months ago