Patience

I walk between these graves,
glance over at the stones,
dead leaves of autumn while I walk
make no sound as I step on them.

The little girl who lays,
flowers by her father’s grave,
smiling as she tells him of her days,
Sitting atop his gravestone,
he smiles back.
While she stares through him into the abyss.

The young wife of a sailor,
lost to the seas,
leaving her ring behind.
Bitter-sweet while she leaves with her new love.
He smiles at her.
For he’s happy in her happiness.

The old couple of age,
with toys for their child.
Shed tears on the grave
while they tell her of her sister.
She smiles in her cradle.
Happy now for the stillborn lovers.

The young man in elegant threads,
leaving a card for his mother.
She left him at his birth.
A man now that stands before her,
soon to be married to his love.
She blesses her child, the smiling, teary-eyed little angel.

I walk through the graves,
a pleasant sight indeed,
awaiting dawn.
Patiently,
waiting for smiles to visit my grave.

By: Viraj Belgaonkar

7 thoughts on “Patience

  1. This was a very sad and chilling write. Graveyards are such special places and the atmosphere there is very mystic.

Pen it... or aaa type it. u know what i mean.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s