Toppled cross photo YPCfallencross_zpsdb5adeaa.jpg
Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona

A thousand windstorms
have toppled the dead man’s cross—
neglected graveyard.

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on December 21, 2014, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Carpe Diem, Richard Wright, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Yuma, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Gently laying
    Some leftover memories
    Slow disappearance

  2. Breaking my heart to see but memories always there to stay.

    Happy SSS…


  3. This is life and death, a poem!

  4. Wonderful.. that is time in itself..

  5. What a great haiku with Wright’s spirit as well. You have described life as time goes by.

  6. Beautifully written –
    To me, few things are sadder than a neglected cemetery.

  7. And yet there are so many unmarked….

    We’ve got a few old small cemeteries that dot our area. Family ones in odd places. Some hard to get to.
    But for the most part I think someone maintains them…

    Odd how traditions get started, from handshakes to what we eat and when. 🙂

  8. Such a poignant picture of human loneliness–especially during the holiday. So many living human beings suffer from the same neglect. This is a heartbreak you capture with art and grace.

  9. Nice haiku, MMT. The scene you captured is sad, but your posting the photo serves to remind us that we should not neglect our loved ones’ headstones in cemeteries.

  10. Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx ♠ xoxo

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