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A Peom: When I Die

Updated on September 17, 2015
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Ms. Parker is a senior paralegal from Alabama. She earned her Bachelor's from Millsaps College in Mississippi. She freelances on the side.

photo by Vicki Parker
photo by Vicki Parker

 

Pray when I die, do not bury me

Beneath the earth or ev’n a tree

There is no earthly place for rest

Souls flutter on like angels wings

Instead I beg, take all my loins

And toss them ‘bout like gambler’s coins

Against the wind; into the sun

Amidst the raging river’s run

There is no earthly place for rest

Souls flutter on like angels wings

This mortal life finds flight

In nature’s ornamental light

So spread me near the setting sun

O’er mountain wide; O'er ocean tide

I’ll meet you on the summer’s breeze

Where daffodils and willow trees

Perdure my song and dance of life

With clouds and ripples, ever rife

There is no earthly place for rest

Souls flutter on like angels wings

Souls flutter on ....

This peom was written and posted for your enjoyment. Any reprint or reuse, in part or in whole is strictly prohibited without express written permission from the author at alahiker28@yahoo.com.

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      Vicki Parker 5 years ago from the Deep South

      Thankyou Audrey. I enjoy your poetry as well.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Such a beautiful write!

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      Vicki Parker 5 years ago from the Deep South

      Thanks. My iambic pentameter is slightly off, but then so am I ; )

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      This really is lovely. The flow and rhythm is wonderful. You write like an old soul poet with a style I admire. I look forward to reading more of your work!

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      Vicki Parker 5 years ago from the Deep South

      Thank you both. I thought of the idea for this peom month's ago and the Hub Patron of the Arts Contest motivated me to finally put it down on 'paper'.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This is lovely. My husband and I have similar plans. Like you I love nature and natural surroundings.

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Its lovely!

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