The Cemetery Conker

They stand erect
In death, as life;
A grave respect
Has felled their strife.

Now side by side
In silent rest
Their stones abide
With one request—

“Remember us,
Who went before!”
E pluribus,
Now unum corps.

Love’s labors lost:
A fall refrain;
And at what cost
In labored pain?

Elizabeth and Ellen lie,
Clothed in sodden suit;
While overhead the conkers ply
Autumn-laden fruit.

2013 © Brian T. Maurer

"Beneath the Conker Tree" 2013 © Brian T. Maurer

“Beneath the Conker Tree” 2013 © Brian T. Maurer

Advertisements

One comment on “The Cemetery Conker

  1. authormirandastone says:

    Beautiful imagery.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s