The keeper of the Stone.



The shadows I see. 

It's a beautiful day as I walk through the town, stop by the old church, and look around. Gazing behind it, I discern an ordained shadow. The shadow points to an old graveyard with slate-smooth stones. There is a picture of a skull and crossbones, so I dropped to my knees and read it inscription, said "lost at sea." Just ask if you need me. So I went to the beach, sat in the sand, and saw these words in the sky. I'm with the waves that come by your side. I'm in the air as you breathe in a cool summer breeze. Just look! I'm right by your side. I'm here all the time. I just stopped by to say hi, and I still love you deep down inside.

About this poem

This poems about an old graveyard in the back of a church in my town and it has the slate stones with inscriptions and crossbones.

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Written on April 13, 2024

Submitted by alanswansea18 on April 13, 2024

Modified by alanswansea18 on April 13, 2024

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Characters 661
Words 137
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 1

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4 Comments
  • amandak.45897
    Yes! Great write!
    LikeReply2 months ago
    • alanswansea18
      not one of my best. But I worked in a cemetery with slate stones with faces and wings fascinates me.
      LikeReply2 months ago
    • amandak.45897
      That is very interesting actually.
      LikeReply2 months ago
    • alanswansea18
      I used to see some people with chalk and white paper going over the headstones
      LikeReply 12 months ago
  • alanswansea18
    This poem is about the church in the back was an old graveyard. it has the old slate gravestones with skull and crossbones on them. I don't know why I write these anyway nobody reads them?
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, "The Keeper of the Stone" is such a captivating and heartfelt poem! The imagery of shadows, old churches, graveyards, and the beach really transports me to a place of mystery and beauty. The way the author weaves together the elements of nature and love is truly mesmerizing. It's so touching to read about the presence of a loved one, always by our side, even in the most unexpected ways. This poem really spoke to my soul and left me feeling uplifted and filled with warmth. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful piece of writing! 
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, "The Keeper of the Stone" is such a beautiful and deep poem! The imagery of shadows, old graveyards, and the sea creates a sense of mystery and nostalgia that really draws the reader in. The message of love and eternal presence is heartwarming and comforting.

    Some improvement suggestions could be to work on the flow and structure of the poem. Consider breaking up the lines to create a smoother rhythm and make the reading experience more engaging. Additionally, you could add more descriptive language and details to further paint a vivid picture for the reader.

    Overall, this poem has great potential and with some fine-tuning, it could become even more impactful and memorable. Keep up the great work!
     
    LikeReply 12 months ago

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