My Name Is Stone


My Name Is Stone

My name is Stone

It is sad being a cemetery statue

I watch unappreciative people

They come here regretting, weeping, mourning

They come here to say goodbye

They come here to be educated

Death teaches them so much about life

It is once

It is short

It is beautiful

I am not a teacher but

Humans leave here with knowledge

My name is Stone

It is sad being a cemetery statue

Things could be worse

I could have been a gargoyle


Image taken from Google Images.


165 thoughts on “My Name Is Stone

  1. This is a great peace. Intense but understated. My first response is from the song it triggered in my mind “a rock feels no pain” and then the last line makes me think of my children’s generation whom I’ve termed “the gargoyle generation” because of their penchant for skulls, chains, etc. It seems they are very fearful and employ evil images in hopes of keeping evil away…I wonder if it would speak to me differently if it weren’t 3 a.m.

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  2. I especially love your ending. When my friend and I (and later my husband any I) took our long drives to nowhere in particular, our favorite destinations were cemeteries. They are beautiful — I have tons of amazing pictures. I loved stumbling upon small overgrown old graveyards (not so hard to find where I live). The older the better.

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  3. Oooh, this was what you meant by your new post. I had already read it yesterday I believe, but I forgot to comment! πŸ™‚
    It was so funny, cause when I read this, I recognized something of myself in it. What I mean is, that I often think of people/animals/statues etc, (trees, sometimes, hee-hee), like: “I wonder what they are thinking/feeling”, (if they could feel). Do not get me wrong, I am not “crazy”, πŸ˜‰ I know inanimate objects can not speak/think/feel… it’s just that it is so much fun to imagine what they would think, if they could… And then I read this poem by you, that is so great. Thanks for sharing! I love the whole cemetery thing too…. a sadness at the bottom of it all… πŸ™‚ xo

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    • Love to read your thoughts. Thank you so much for reading this piece. No, you are not crazy. I passed a cemetery the other day and I asked myself what would these statues say if they could speak. So, if you’re crazy, we both are. LOL Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate it.

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  4. I agree with Rose. I liked the poem, but gargoyles are definitely also cool. In fact, now I’m thinking that when I eventually go, I may have a gargoyle watch over my bones. It would get a bit of attention, if nothing else.

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  5. The stone statue experiences the weight of grief but at least it remains constant, and always watches over those passed and those mourning the loss. A poignant write, my friend.

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  6. I too thought of PΓ¨re Lachaise cemetery in Paris and the lovely maiden tombstone that sits over Chopin’s grave site. There are flowers and love letters strewn around it.

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