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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona

The shadows are long, the cross is askew;
What Death has accomplished, who can undo?
A riddle, I think, whose answer is right:
Forsaking all darkness, look to the Light.

Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #295
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Posted on March 26, 2016, in Arizona, poetry, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Yuma, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Refreshing, these new words for ancient holy days. May yours be blessed.

  2. Perfect in every way-this post for today!

  3. A sphinx for our times….In the riddle is a kaleidoscope of variable truths with the Light as the constant.

  4. This is a wonderful post – we see Good Friday as a dark day, a sad loss for His followers. But on Easter Sunday, the light returns as the Savior has has done his job for all of us. Happy Easter!

  5. Very dramatic image.

  6. What an epic poem – life’s question condensed into a bright focus..light is the answer to many a thing i would imagine – or being bale to see it at least

  7. One can only surmise ! What a tragedy. Sad it happened the way it did!


  8. With perfect rhyme, this message is a hymn for this Easter day!

  9. A perfect Easter poem. Have a wonderful sunday, kiddo.

  10. Fitting words for this day.

  11. Beautifully written 🙂

  12. beautiful poem. reflects the mood here in Brussels after tragic events of last Tuesday.

  13. You deliver the message of the season so well. Happy Easter! 🙂

  14. I think you have featured this Cemetery before and it seems to be such a magical and inspiring place I would hope that there is some conservation program to keep it intact. If I was close by I would certainly want to visit.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Sadly, as you can see from the photo, much of the cemetery is in a state of disrepair.

      On Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 3:59 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  15. Yes, we all do need to look to the light this time of year!

  16. Precious!

    Have a blessed season of Easter

    Much love…

  17. Refreshing. I like pictures of different cemeteries and as a child used to play in them.

  18. The picture really awakens with your words. The light sorts things out.

  19. A neat encapsulation, first of observable fact, then of intangible truth.

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