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Old Worn Bones Lay Down . . .

Updated on March 21, 2015

I drags dead sod mornin' 'til nod slingin' my destiny with filth

The dust tells my tears and shakin' starvin' stalks too few.

Wrinkles dance in dust and dew

Ne'er losin' ne'er finding you.

Oh, illusive Kathy Jean talks with angels silently seen

My sparklin' moment now gone

Just bastard clods a cloppin' in bare foot shoes

Crying's same as dying and can't hear the Lord singin' the blues.

Oh flightful, nameless birds of day seeking the drop of a safer clay

Merciless, thoughtless, richer lord the roofer pay

Her weak call come at noon

Died 30 lives last year a lifetime too soon.

Skeleton's soul a walkin' by

Feelin' no feeling to bow, to laugh, to die.

Lay down wore bones. Lay down.

Day's over. Finally over.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago

      Hi, Kristen,

      Thank you and may God bless you for stopping by and reading this piece.

      You cannot fathom how much your gesture means to me.

      Have a Safe Memorial Day.

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      Kristen Howe 

      3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Nice work, Kenneth. Though how it's related to an audiobook is behind me. I think it's mis-categoried. Voted up for beautiful!

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Jodah,

      That is great news, my friend.

      I am going now to check it out. I would love to try this.

      God bless you.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great news Kenneth, that you'll consider illustrating a future hub. I too wanted to be an artist when I was at school. I love pencil sketching mostly, some pen and ink. I did use my artwork in one hub "How to Draw Using the Right Side of Your Brain".

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      March 26

      Dear annart,

      Will do. It will be my pleasure. I am so grateful to have you as my dear friend and follower.

      I shall look for more of your work, my dear friend.

      Kenneth

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      Doing some graphics sounds like a great idea, Kenneth. Looking forward to seeing the results!

      Ann

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear annart,

      How can I begin to thank you for your super-sweet comment? I wish I were lavishly-wealthy. I would shower you and all of my followers with gifts of appreciation.

      I am serious.

      Please visit with me anytime.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, Jodah,

      My thanks to you for such a nice comment, but honestly, I am not an artist. I loved to pencil draw while in school. I even wanted to do art for a living, but other things came up.

      I am going to try to do some of my own graphics on a future hub to see what happens.

      Thank you again for your friendship and following.

      I wish you a lot of success on HP.

      Your Friend for Life, Kenneth

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Vellur,

      My sincere thanks to you for the very sweet comment.

      The sketches I got from a public domain site on Google.

      Come back to visit anytime.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dressage Husband,

      Thank you kindly. I appreciate you saying what you said. And to be honest, this artwork is not mine. I got it off of a Google art site but it didn't have a name with it, so it was public domain.

      Thanks again.

      But you gave me an idea. I have tinkered with the idea of doing my own graphics and I think now, since you said are these mine, I will try to do some graphics and see what happens.

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Beautifully done. I am assuming the art is your own (should be credited anyway). Voted up as this is awesome quality!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful sketches and a great poem. Voted up.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful words of despair Kenneth, and I love the sketches. You are a true artist. Voted up.

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      This is absolutely beautiful. It took my breath away. Your words are powerful and the emotions are raw.

      Who did the sketches? They're great!

      Up, beautiful & shared.

      Ann

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