Goldenarticles articles

Looking out the rear display - poetry


The funeral rite concluded
With the preacher shaking hands,
Offering words of comfort
I didn't quite understand.

The undertakers came forth
And summoned pallbearers' four.
They marched beside the coffin
Carrying it steady concerning the door.

I didn't cry or whimper
As I followed right behind.
But deep surrounded by I screamed
Don't leave O Protect of mine.

Please don't go to the grave;
Let's chat just one more time.
Let's talk about the 'good old days'
Don't leave, O Protect of mine. "

But forward moved the casket
Down the stairs to the limousine;
With Care for laying incognizant
Of my excruciating scream.

As we rode en route for the ossuary
Thoughts were swimming in my head;
Why didn't the whole world stop?
Didn't it know my Protect was dead?

But the world kept 'bout its business
And in I felt so sad,
'Cause my Nurse didn't get the honor
I accepted wisdom she be supposed to have had.

As we drove into the cemetery
I knew it wouldn't be long,
Before I had to sing at last
My final farewell song.

I stood at the gravesite
Grief decaying in my breast:
Scriptures read, prayers prayed,
Mother committed to eternal rest.

Looking out the car's rear window
As we without a sound drove away;
I saw a angelic angel fly
To where my Look after lay.

Then I knew that all was well,
That Look after was just fine.
That I would live and grow and serve
Until, alas, my time.

Thank you Lord for reassuring me
That the grave is not the end.
That Nurse is good-naturedly before you for me
Just about life's toilsome bend.

But now there's work I must perform
That no one else can do;
Some hurting, hurting souls to soothe,
Broken dreams to help renew.

And in the course of action of accomplishment out
To add to someone's day;
I sense way deep surrounded by myself,
That I too will be okay.

Saundra L. Washington is the cause of two chocolate table books: "Negative Disturbances, Homilies that Teach," and the book from which this poem is taken, "Room Beneath the Snow, Poems that Preach. " Looking out the Rear Casement was in black and white before long next her mother's death. She can be contacted at: http://www. clergyservices4u. org


POETRY: Scarlet  Yale Daily News

Martha's Vineyard News | From Vineyard Localisms to Vineyard Poetry  The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

A poetry podcast for pint-sized listeners  Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Poetry helping heal teen's loss | Illinois  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Collage poetry taps inner creativity  The Providence Journal

Herman Melville the Poet  Boston Review

The spiritual poet  The News on Sunday

Poetry Book Club  Martha's Vineyard Times

Poetry  Daily Sun

American Life In Poetry  O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier

Poet's Corner  Deccan Herald

Developed by:
home | site map © 2020