Ashes

In a house
A beautiful house
Somewhere in the south
In a little girls room
Age seven
Who hoped her cousin made it to heaven
Under a bed
with blankets of pink
In a small box
Handcrafted, hand-painted
In a small bag
Are...
Ashes
Only one year old.

On a Sunday
that marked an anniversary
of the day
Miss Syble left
Not willingly
But her family would like to think
that an angel swept down
took her by the hand
And carried her soul away

In a church
by the pews
were a dozen
red balloons
To be released
into the sky
in a town
somewhere
Near a house
a beautiful house
That's somewhere
In the south





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SMWells said...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 8:27 am
I find somehow that after the first paragraph I already had gotten all out of the poem there was to understand. I finished reading it to make sure. Just don't be so wordy. It was a good idea for a poem.
 
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