Cemetery

 I like walking in the cemetery
It’s so beautiful there in the spring
Buttercups are blooming every place and the grass is thick and green
 
I appreciate the company of the dead
I heard it was Don Juan who said
Keep death upon your shoulder
It will remind you to love
 
Sitting quiet with her heart, a thought welled up in her one day
What if someone drops a bomb? Have I said all I must say?
No, her heart cried out to her. It really must be said
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you
 
I like walking in the cemetery
It’s so beautiful there in the summer
I throw a Frisbee with a friend and we look at the sky in wonder
 
I appreciate the company of the dead
I think it was Don Juan who said
Keep death upon your shoulder
It will remind you to love
 
Complacent ice, hard and cold
Protection from the fear
But like the sun that melts, a thought that helps
Is that soon none of us will be here
Are you ready for the time when the one you take for granted is dying?
Remembering, she holds a friend and whispers “Thanks for this moment we’re sharing.”
 
I like walking in the cemetery
It’s so beautiful there in the fall
The changing leaves fall from the trees like they do from us all
 
I appreciate the company of the dead
I went and read the page where Don Juan said
Keep death upon your shoulder
It will remind you to love
 
Remembering the folks she’s hurt while struggling to be happy
She hopes they find it in them to forgive her
And as far as she’s concerned when she reflects upon the endings
All will be forgiven, the strongest feeling is love
 
I like walking in the cemetery
It’s so beautiful there in the winter
The cold contented tombstones sing the praise of friends and strangers
 
I appreciate the company of the dead
I thank Mr. Don Juan who said
Keep death upon your shoulder
It will remind you to love
 
The cold contented tombstones reminding me to love
 
©Eve Decker