Haiku #60

fog cradled headstones~

beneath death sleeps silently~

above life awakes~

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I’d wait each morning for my bus to work across from this cemetery.

I find them tranquil, some may find this morbid. There are three that exist in the inner city itself. They are quite old (turn of the century) beautiful in their own right. So unlike those of today that are flat fields with a slab of marble embedded in the ground. You can find headstones, statues and mausoleums that are art onto themselves. Some headstones have a photo of the deceased embedded in them, makes me wonder what kind of person they were. Many are children, these sadden me most, often they have an angel watching over them. They are a reminder that life can be fleeting and should be lived to the fullest each day.

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