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The dead do not need a homecoming
or an invitation -
they do not wait at the door
to be let in
or cross the threshold
with crossed fingers
and a prayer.
They do not wear their best clothes -
no poplin suits
or brocade skirts
to catch upon the lintels
or dust the marble floors.
They will not dine
upon your crusts
or marrow bones or salted eggs
nor steal the heavy coins
from out beneath the rugs .
They'll only tarry
in the hall
and make soft moan
amidst the wind
wondering why you turned
their faces to the wall
and put out
your best china.
...
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:icondailybreadcafe:
DailyBreadCafe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Writer
This is a really interesting a well-written piece. I wish I was better at poetry, this is so beautiful but sad at the same time. Well done!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks - I am very glad you like it.
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured: [link] :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks!
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AElfrics-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Adore the closing lines. Such a palpable sadness there, of misplaced mourning and grief.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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Dirtiboots Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Artist
True.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Exactly!
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:iconmisssapphire:
MissSapphire Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, :)
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Writer
I am very glad you like it - many thanks!
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:iconmisssapphire:
MissSapphire Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome, :)
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:iconsleuthofbears:
SleuthOfBears Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Gorgeous. Reminds me of the Halloween Tree when they celebrated the Day of the Dead.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks - and thanks for the idea! A poem and piece of digital art!
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:iconsigma-echo-seven:
Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Writer
Oddly poignant! I like it.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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:iconlombregrise:
lombregrise Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Writer
your beautiful art is featured here - votre art magnifique est invité ici [link]
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Merci beaucoup, monsieur.
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:iconlombregrise:
lombregrise Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Writer
avec plaisir :sun:
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:iconsorrowfulwinter:
SorrowfulWinter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This little wonder has officially become my new favorite poem. :iconbigheartplz:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Writer
I am glad you like it -many thanks.
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:iconmortuelle:
Mortuelle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
i've come to read this many times,
it's flow pulls me in...like i'm following
the dead, you know? following the dead
around, passing in front of the living,
leading me to the hidden photos and ashes (in my mind).

well done, i love it :rose:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. That was really the feel I was going for with this one.
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
...very nice wordss Bro...clap:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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:iconneonxaos:
neonxaos Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I get an 18th century vibe from this. Excellent flow, too.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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:iconsydnerella:
sydnerella Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Writer
Beautiful and chilling, I really love this. It flows nicely and the way you create art with words is lovely!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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:iconrakloray:
RakloRay Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Really good !
RR
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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:iconrakloray:
RakloRay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Writer
My pleasure ! I greatly admire all your work.
RR
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:iconregaiii:
Regaiii Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Beautifully haunting.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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FritoB Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Ooh. Sharp.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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InevitableGoodDark Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Chillingly comfortable. I love it
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bittersweet! :iconclearflowerplz:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :iconsmile--plz:
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ToshaVishnevskaya Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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FailedxExperimentx13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow, it's so good...and sad.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I try to put them in a soundproof closet
where they cannot hear my happiness
and I cannot hear their suffering
but sounds of elder days will go through everything
Only when all is burned away
will there be peace
a state of Nothing
which I would not seek
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Excellent!
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
:iconbowplz:
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doublethefun Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
love it
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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PoetsHand Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I want to say, that this poem explains certain aspects of our culture! It is brilliant.
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