You are currently browsing all posts tagged with 'Mirror Poem'.
Displaying 1 entry.

His Father’s Funeral and My Mirror Poem

  • Posted on March 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

beautiful-16736_640Several months after reconnecting with Biker Prez (the crazy specifics of which I’ll describe in a future post), his father became ill. Biker Prez flew back to the East Coast from California to see him. Within a couple of days, his father passed away. I attended the funeral which took place at the same cemetery where my grandmother is buried.

It’s an old cemetery.

After his father’s service, Biker Prez and I wandered around the crooked headstones looking for my grandmother’s grave. It took us a half hour to locate it, even though I had written down the section and row numbers.

A few days later, in my weekly writing group, we worked on Mirror Poems. You write 7 lines and then reverse them. Here’s mine:

She’s buried here, in this old cemetery
with its weather-worn headstones in uneven rows.
After his father’s funeral, I took off for Section Five.
She was somewhere, there, lying in peace.
But I couldn’t find her.
The ground creaked
as the ice cracked beneath my boots.

As the ice cracked beneath my boots
the ground creaked.
But I couldn’t find her.
She was somewhere, there, lying in peace.
After his father’s funeral, I took off for Section Five
with its weather-worn headstones in uneven rows.
She’s buried here, in this old cemetery.

Try writing a Mirror Poem and post it in my comments! I’d love to read yours.