A poem about a funeral.


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The Woman in Red

 

Voluptuous she stood

Amongst the dreary crowd

Dark shades hiding

The feelings of her soul.

 

Perfect pose

Perfect beauty

The red of her dress

A match to the  roses.

 

The multitude glanced

Making gestures of mockery

How could she be so cold?

Irreverent and so phony.

 

One by one they said goodbye

To the old man in the coffin

No one came near her

No sympathies to her were offered.

 

When everybody was gone

She approached the lonely coffin

Her dark shades she took off

The tears nobody saw.

 

Falling on to her knees

Her soul aching and free

The bloody roses held tight

To the old man she blew a kiss.

 

The woman in the red dress

Bleeding heart and bleeding hands

No one knew of her true love

A happy widow was not.

 

 

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  • ken bultman on Jan 26, 2010

    A well expressed poem of grief shown in its own way.

  • ceegirl on Jan 26, 2010

    She showed grief in her own way. At least she went.

  • Ruby Hawk on Jan 26, 2010

    People show grief in different ways.

  • AlmaG on Jan 26, 2010

    A wonderful poem :)

  • Frances Lawrence on Jan 27, 2010

    An interesting subject, It is much less common to wear dark colours at funerals these days.

  • Christine Ramsay on Jan 27, 2010

    A very impressive piece. Beautifully written.

    Christine

  • pablina on Jan 27, 2010

    Great poem, tells a sad story.

  • albert1jemi on Jan 27, 2010

    excellent poem

  • Jane Jane on Jan 27, 2010

    well done.

  • mkd1788 on Jan 27, 2010

    brilliant work…good work my friend..

  • bailieman on Jan 27, 2010

    Lady in Red remained true to herself.

  • devsir on Jan 28, 2010

    What a imagination. I liked it by heart.

  • devsir on Jan 28, 2010

    What a imagination I liked it by heart.

  • devsir on Jan 28, 2010

    Wonderful. I liked it by heart.

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  • Stan Wilson on Feb 25, 2010

    Many cry at funerals,for the soul that\’s passed away,
    casting a righteous mural, of sadness on display….

    to be continued as a tribute to Marie Antoinette \”The woman in red\”

    a very moving and true life event,and the reactions of the so called good people…..thank you for the reminders of our weaken state…

  • Stan Wilson on Feb 25, 2010

    Many cry at funerals,for the soul that\\\’s passed away,
    casting a righteous mural, of sadness on display….

    to be continued as a tribute to Marie Antoinette \\\”The woman in red\\\”

    a very moving and true life event,and the reactions of the so called good people…..thank you for the reminders of our weaken state…

  • patofgold23 on Mar 1, 2010

    i felt that,,,

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