Friday, April 10, 2015

The Grave Dug--By Sara Kendrick--United States

The Grave Dug

Pines release their yellow pollen
Gold coats all surfaces
Unaware of the fresh grave dug
Grief the family faces

A lovely spring day for some gathered
Rain clouds for others there
Standing side by side each person
Of emotions unaware

Yellow swallowtail butterfly
Floats 'pon springs gentle breeze
A pleasant surprise on this day
Graces the grave with ease

New life expressed through its soft flight
Yellow, bright, and sunny
Much like the deceased's pleasant life
She lived quiet and homey

Sara Kendrick married young and had a family soon after. After her last child went to school, she decided to pursue her GED. A gentlemen who worked with the GED program encouraged her to enroll in college.  She worked part time and cared for her family in addition to her studies. She graduated from Mercer University. Several years ago, after a health crisis, she started writing poetry. 


  1. Gentle and mellow are your words and imagery, Sara. Like the mingling of sad end of live and the beginning of a new one. Very well expressed. Have a nice weekend. // paul

  2. Yes, Paul hit the nail right on the head about your gentle and mellow revelations. Your words are wisely placed. Sheri

  3. Nice work, Sara. Very nice. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Lovely poem Sara. Nice flow! Best wishes, Chris~

  5. very moving write indeed, my friend