Again this year I am writing a poem a day to celebrate National Poetry Month. It's my FOURTH YEAR in a ROW of writing a poem a day for the A to Z Challenge. My theme this year, is signs I've photographed and poems to go with them.
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|Right on the fence line of the cemetery...|
My husband and I simultaneously did a double-take when we saw this sign right on the edge of a large cemetery! It is, of course, for a business close-by. However, the sign was closer to the cemetery than the business that was for sale and moving. I could not get the picture very well, but you can see off to the left of the sign up in the snowy portion, there are some headstones there. Then there are some more headstones just to the right out of range of the camera.
I wasn't sure if it should be a whole cemetery moving to somewhere else, or if it was the inhabitants that were packing bags and leaving... I decided it was the inhabitants.
Moving On Up
Soon-to-be-empty lot for sale...
We're picking up roots at last;
It's gotten much too noisy here,
The summer traffic's too fast!
We've packed our bags, we're moving on,
Though always stationary;
We're moving now, shuffling off to,
A quiet cemetery.
Off to the shady countryside
Where we can peacefully rest,
Never having to move again,
except to squeeze in a guest.
©Donna JT Smith, 2015
This poem is also for the LAST Poetry Jam prompt "Sometimes It's Time" - a moving on to the next thing... Poetry Jam is moving on and this is Mary's last post on this site until such time as she feels it may be time to gather us together again. I will miss these prompts and the fellowship.