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Still Life With Butter Dish
Butter dish set on the table
Butter dish engulfed by flies
Butter dish that's long been empty
Since in the ground my family lies
The table has been set by many
Sat at by familiar ghosts
Some say they could be my family
Some say they're familiar hosts
Butter dish lies cold and lonely
Shadowed by the candle sticks
Sticks that were lit one time only
Black and burned the saddened wicks
This table was a host to many
Now it only holds your souls
Sat at by the few - if any
Me, the one comprised of holes
© 2013 Nicholas Emeigh
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Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on July 20, 2013.
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