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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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OHiNeedTea 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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MissSapphire Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Writer
I am very glad you like it - many thanks!
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