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Poem - Bury My Bones On Mainstreet

Updated on January 18, 2011

Who's gonna bury me
When everyone's in the cemetery?

Who's gonna pray over their graves
And ask if God really saves?

Who's gonna bury me?
Who's gonna sing my rosary?
Who's gonna remember our history?
When they find my bones on Main Street

There's less and less people to know
Only the memories are gonna grow

I don't want this town to die
All that's left is earth and sky

Who's gonna bury me?
Who's gonna sing my rosary?
Who's gonna remember my history?
When they find my bones on Main Street

When a small town gets old
There's nothing left but the memories
In the end it will be up to me
To take care of their stories

Who's gonna bury me?
Who's gonna sing my rosary?
Who's gonna remember my history?
When they find my bones on Main Street

I'd like to hitch this cemetery up
And bring it to your town
We'll just lie in the corner
Maybe someone will lay a flower down

Who's gonna bury me?
Who's gonna sing my rosary?
Who's gonna remember my history?
When they find my bones on Main Street




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      Pachuca213 6 years ago

      very nice!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Pachuca... this one's a little different...

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      Dee aka Nonna 6 years ago

      I love poetry, always have. We I was about 10 I received a collection of various book, a book of poetry was among them. I no good at writing poetry however. I will look forward to reading and reading and reading more of your work (I love to read).

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Dee or is it Nonna? Don't say you are no good at writing poetry. You just have to be honest; it doesn't have to rhyme... just tell us what you are thinking and the words will flow...

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      I like it.It had a nice flow.Kind of catchy.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Dream on - I appreciate your comments... this is a little sleeper of a poem that I wrote after a conversation at work about small towns in Texas....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is intriguing to say the least.Your style is unique.I like it very much.

      Cheers

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @always - thank you... I don't know where this one came from but something crosses your mind briefly and you can either let it die or lay it down here....

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Yo Bro! When it's time to bury me - you'll see the shovels flying! Shovels will pop up out of nowhere. Great write. God bless!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Micky - That's because everybody loves you man!

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Merry Christmas, TSP...Well done and nicely rhymed...I liked the refrain in counterpoint, and particularly like the line " I'd like to hitch this cemetery up

      And bring it to your town

      We'll just lie in the corner

      Maybe someone will lay a flower down "...

      Hope you are having a great holiday season...Larry

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      Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      This one I really like! As I read it (aloud), I heard it in melody, as a call and response: Who's gonna..... (call) bury me... (response) etc. As if from a traditional type of blues story. Thought of putting it to music? Russ

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @maven - thank you for pointing out that particular section... I was trying to show how we wish to be remembered after we leave this place and hopefully others can sense the love and life buried underneath their feet... Have a great holiday...

      @Russ - Thank you for the comment and it inspires me that you would actually take the time to read it aloud. It tells me you aren't just skimming and maybe what I say brings us together... that was the point of this one and the hope that those who have passed have in those that remain... I always think of music but for now I just have concentrated on lyrics... I hope to take it to that level someday but I will need to collaborate with someone... just waiting for that person to make themselves known to me...

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