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Forgotten

A congregation convenes to
confront a cold corpse's casket.
Bringing before it tears, emotions,
memories, and trembling limbs.

Not a single word is mustered,
yet a realm of regret clouds the scene.
Tears graze the soil that will become
an eternal resting place – six feet under.

Naïve mortals mourn the hollow flesh,
ignoring the omnipresence of the dead.
An icy breeze turns vertebrae into glaciers,
chilling any soul whose eyes encounter the casket.

Words would only interrupt the ceremony.
Tears only salt the earth, which awaits flesh.
We must cherish the memories nearest our hearts,
lest the casket, the corpse, and all else be forgotten.

By,
Alex Novotny
6/22/12
One of the most common fears in life: being forgotten after death. In my opinion, being forgotten will always be worse than death itself.
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MebutREAlizeD Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw sad :(
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kingjellybelly Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm hoping you still liked it.
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MebutREAlizeD Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No I do :)
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kingjellybelly Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad. ^^;
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pinksomsom Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this; It's sad and true. conveying both the materialist realm, and the spiritual. Focusing on the fears worse than death.
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kingjellybelly Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much. I'm glad you're able to appreciate the depth behind both sides of the piece. Not everyone is able to do that. Thank you again. :thanks:
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DuctTapeFlipFlops Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
This is very true, and very well-written.
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kingjellybelly Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very, very much! I appreciate your comment more than you know. And I'm glad you liked it so much. Feel free to look through my older posts. Thank you again. :thanks:
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DuctTapeFlipFlops Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
No problem!
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