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April Poetry Month challenge by Frank Atanacio - Flowers for a Dead Lover

Updated on April 21, 2015

A lover's burial site

 View from the graveyard - Cerne Abbas Looking north-east towards Giant Hill or Trendle Hill as it was known. The graveyard is the final resting place of F J Harvey Darton (1878-1936), a lover of Dorset who wrote in 1922 "The Marches of Wessex". He w
View from the graveyard - Cerne Abbas Looking north-east towards Giant Hill or Trendle Hill as it was known. The graveyard is the final resting place of F J Harvey Darton (1878-1936), a lover of Dorset who wrote in 1922 "The Marches of Wessex". He w | Source

Contribution to Frank Atanacio's April Poetry Month

To the right is a link to her site:

Home at last

April's spirit at rest, in limbo, when the church bell's began to toll

The angels quickly surround her coffin

Forcing back Satan's hideous troll

Satan's grip loosened as powerful thunder streaked the awakening sky

Her spirit released

Her journey in progress as she waved her final goodby.

[written after mine by 'always exploring'.]

Contribution to Frank Atanacio's April Poetry Month

To the right is a link to her site:

Dark the Tempest Comes ~

Dark the Tempest Comes as he Stirs the Storm

Satan's power in his element reign

Ne'er more wickedness from dusk to the morn

Hath plagued the sinner nor doth evil wane

Mourners, spirits sat with the seed of bane

Each life remembered as though it were shorn

Vanished from existence and no refrain

Release the sorrow let it thus be torn

Thrown into the cauldron there it be warned

Souls of sinners reap their own life of harm
~

My reason:

I wrote the poem to accept the challenge. I am not a poet and I do not expect anything great from it.

Eglwys Llanfaglan - church & graveyard

Eglwys Llanfaglan. An ancient Celtic foundation, set amongst fields and facing the sea. It can only be accessed by foot. Parts of the present building date back to the 13thC. Disused, it now under the care of the London-based Friends of Friendless Ch
Eglwys Llanfaglan. An ancient Celtic foundation, set amongst fields and facing the sea. It can only be accessed by foot. Parts of the present building date back to the 13thC. Disused, it now under the care of the London-based Friends of Friendless Ch | Source

Flowers for a Dead Lover

Placing flowers on a headstone is eerie,

‘Cause walking through a graveyard is leery.

You hear a noise and it sounds like a ‘crack’,

It was only a cat – but was it black?

You feel a breeze,

It blows through the trees.

You believe you saw a ghost,

It was the shadow of a post.

Suddenly you decide to leave,

You do regret that you did not grieve.

Only those who dare allowed!

Dunlewy Old Church Note – the Google maps here are useless. Please refer to OSI Discovery Series Sheet 1 from which all accurate grid references have been made. Ruined church standing under Errigal Mountain in Co. Donegal. The walls are still complet
Dunlewy Old Church Note – the Google maps here are useless. Please refer to OSI Discovery Series Sheet 1 from which all accurate grid references have been made. Ruined church standing under Errigal Mountain in Co. Donegal. The walls are still complet | Source

Haunted Graveyards

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Why thank you Deb, I certainly tried.

      Kevin

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Good work, Kevin, you certainly kept up with the spirit of things!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I know that I have to check them all out Jodah. I have read some but I have not found a place to check for a full list.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Alicia. I have simply added a couple of links to other additions which were done recently. I have been trying to keep up with them all. I know that I still have to read yours. I am not sure who else.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Jodah. I have been trying to keep up on all of the latest additions to the list. I had heard about hers but I had n ot seen it so I was going to go to her site.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      There have been a couple more written since you wrote this Kevin. You have to check them out if you want to add another verse..

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for an interesting and enjoyable hub, Kevin. It's great to read all the contributions to the challenge, including yours! I loved the photos and the information about them, too.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you for the poetic compliments, always exploring, I certainly love words. I am just not sure which types. I have tried a blog and had no luck with that. I am glad that you enjoyed it though and I do plan to keep it going. I intend to enter another contribution but nobody entered after me so far. I am also finishing a longer Hub.

      Kevin

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Whose to say who is a poet? Not i. To my way of thinking, a poet is a person who loves words and loves to rhyme and you certainly did that. I enjoyed your piece and the video as well, let's keep it going, so much fun!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Well, it was not really work. I just tried to choose photos and video which best matched the poem.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I am glad that you liked it. I guess that mine did not come out until I began reading the poems on HP. Thank you for your great approval tobusiness.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      That is the only reason that I did it - the challenge. I believe I was trying to shape mine after Shyron's poem for that was the last one that I saw when I wrote mine. Others are now in there. I have not written since grade school. Thank you for what you said Ann.

      Kevin

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Good work, Kevin! I'm so glad you joined in! This was a great addition, and the images were eerie as well!

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Kevin, you have risen well to this challenge. A different slant on the original but still with a dark side - well done! If you weren't a poet before, you are now!

      Adding your link to my bit of the challenge. Ann

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Loved this! I believe there's a poet in all of us. Your contribution added a little lightness to darkness. Well done.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you very much Jamie.

      Kevin

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Great contribution! Well done. Jamie

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I am open to poetry, I kept trying to learn it. I swear that I have a book packed away (a move) somewhere. I guess that it was more towards myself and I never tried to write it after grade school. Maybe I can write cryptic too. I have always liked puzzles.

      Last night I read everyone's poems quickly to get the feel to write mine. I will go back to read them slowly to comment on them.

      Kevin

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Some poetry is easy to understand Kevin. It doesn't have to be cryptic. Hopefully this will help to change your attitude to poetry.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Harishprasad. Hearing this from someone who wrote a poem which I did not understand and received so many good comments makes me feel great. I have a 2-3 of yours to read, I am behind in my email. Have a nice day.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I appreciate that Frank. I was just doing this for the fun of it, I did not know that I was so good.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I thank you very muchAudreyHowitt.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Kevin, this is an excellent poem and you have said so much in a few words. This poem evokes so many emotions and depicts an exciting imagery surrounding the cemetery. I am amazed by your poem and convinced that there was always a poet sitting in your heart and has now woken up to arouse the sentiments of all. Loved this poem and yes, voted up with all my heart.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      wow this is so good :)

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      Kathleen Odenthal Romano 3 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

      beautiful hub!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      It is fun to read all these eerie pieces--well penned!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Jodah. I added humor ? I will have to read my poem again to see whether I notice it. I did not expect to receive so many compliments - so soon anyway. You have a nice night.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I have no idea what a poet is. If I could find the book that I am sure that I had on poetry I would be able to find out. I thank you for the votes and compliments. Once I have a theme, they just come to me when I am busy doing other things.

      Kevin

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      No need for any apologies, as you have the starting link right here! Great job!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you Faith. I am glad to be put on the list of your Hub. Sorry again about the link.

      Kevin

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey Kevin, good work. You managed to add a little humour to the challenge poem which is a first. Interesting where it goes from here, if anyone else continues the humour vein. Voted up. Great choice of pics.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Kevin (The Examiner -1)

      What is a Poet?

      Surely you must know it

      You are one heck of one

      With your words

      You make us see

      All we are and need to be!

      Voted up, ABI and shared

      Shyron

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      I Kevin, I have voted up and shared everywhere now that I am home : )

      Will go and add your link now too.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you. Maybe I will. I always felt that I could not understand it.

      You have a nice evening too.

      Kevin

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh you have done everything just fine and then some! I appreciate the pin and share. So glad you have joined in the fun. You should write more poetry as it seems you are gifted at it for sure. Enjoy your evening, Faith Reaper

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I cannot believe that it is that good Faith, thank you very much. I was not sure that I had not done anything correct. For instance, I had included the link to Franks Hub but it sounds like I did not do that properly. I apologize about that, I attempted. I was so busy hurrying to publish my poem I do not remember whether I mentioned that I had Pinned and shared yours too.

      Kevin

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Dear Kevin (The Examiner -1), You say you are no poet, however, you have written one awesome poem here to contribute to Frank's poetry challenge! I truly love it. You have also chosen excellent imagery and video that are all perfect! I am thrilled you have joined in the fun. I am on my phone right now so I am unable to share, but I will do so after I arrive home to pin, tweet and share. I will let Frank know too, but I am not sure he knows I have participated yet lol. I will also add your link to my contribution. You may want to go on Frank's hub just to let him know you have participated. Up and more, pinning, tweeting and sharing. Blessings, Faith Reaper