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Donald Justice - On The Death Of Friends In Childhood

We shall not ever meet them bearded in heaven
Nor sunning themselves among the bald of hell;
If anywhere, in the deserted schoolyard at twilight,
forming a ring, perhaps, or joining hands
In games whose very names we have forgotten.
Come memory, let us seek them there in the shadows.

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Poet: Donald Justice
Poem: On The Death Of Friends In Childhood
Poem of the Day: Nov 10 2012

Comment 11 of 11, added on July 23rd, 2013 at 9:39 AM.

Very well written and very deep......will make u think

Brian from United States
Comment 10 of 11, added on November 10th, 2012 at 4:16 AM.

I Saw an Angel :
Today I saw an angel
And birds moving around
At a stand of books and books
And the angel smiles and looks
Somewhere deep into god;
As alone I stood in fire
And held book of desire,
The angelís eyes and lips
And words and wings of heaven
Proved what neednít be proven
And gave the touch of god
Altair Laahad (All Rights Reserved)

Altair Laahad
Comment 9 of 11, added on February 21st, 2011 at 12:31 PM.
On The Death Of Friends In Childhood

This poem brings up a lot of questions. Does the child know the difference between heaven or hell? What is moving about it is that Justice wants to seek the child out in the shadows or his memories. He wants a crisp picture of his lost friend. Very Moving

Joe from United States

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