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Sunday, February 5, 2012

bittersweet graffiti

My first thought at seeing this weeks Magpie photo prompt (below) was
"There's always room for Jell-O".
I then read the sentence under the photo....
"a grave in the Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow"
No room for Jell-O there.
As sweet and non-filling as it is...
~

you can't take it with you
that's a bone hard fact
but you certainly
can leave
a little something for dessert behind...
a gift to the world
a memento
a trinket or two of your time spent
here on this rock.

what would you leave
your jewels
your words
your mother's eyes
your father's voice
what would you give
to a world that held you
~

a deep fear of mine
is leaving
you alone
behind
worse than that
is you
leaving me
before your time
~

Ahhh life.
How's it going so far?

Like my friend Braja reminds me
Don't forget to laugh


Rene ~ February 2012
For Magpie Tales

"a grave in the Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow"

17 comments:

  1. I'd give a bunch of pennies for that. What a thoughtful piece. Starting with jell-o, and ending with mortality. Very cool.

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  2. Oh yes, I saw Jello, too! Nice write, Rene...

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  3. I have that same fear. I like how this ended.

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  4. i share that same fear...

    and i had a pretty funny convo with braja late last night

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  5. I have that same deep fear as well.

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  6. I enjoy this very much,

    very fearless take on fears.

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  7. I don't know what I'd like to leave - warm memories, maybe. And no regrets.

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  8. I leave my children.
    And I feel good about that.

    =)

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  9. especially like the ending..but all good....thanks for sharing your words

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  10. Brian's been writing me stalker emails. I can leave that...

    :))

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  11. ok seriously :)

    what to leave? some word or two, that touched someone's heart. what else is there...

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  12. Yep! A laugh is answer to so much - glad you arrived at the same conclusion. :)

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  13. I leave a legacy of everlasting love ... I really enjoyed your poem.

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  14. I enjoyed this one, kiddo.......especially "dont forget to laugh".

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