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Tombstone?

It's been eight months
Still waiting for my dad's tombstone to be put on his grave
I went to the office at his graveyard
I called the funeral home that was supposed to get his tombstone
I was told these things take time
I saw a woman who died last month
She has a tombstone with pictures of her two cats
I guess the government has more important things to do
Like reelect the orange man and other things related to the Covid-19
Maybe a year from now, my brother said
My sister seemed more worried about the fracture in the family
She is unwelcome with my brother now
My mom seems to be losing her marbles
My brother won't talk to his son over the money issue
Maybe, just maybe things will get better
In 2021 we will have a tombstone, ball players will play on the Field of Dreams
Kids will play in the Mall of America
Black people will get respect
And these masks will be just a bad memory
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Posted: Aug 29
About this poem:
I went to Ed Gein's grave last month, no tombstone, a hole dug so some fan of his could take home some dirt as a memento, Dad's grave looked eerily similar.

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Oceanzest
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So sorry Mc - having the grave, will and everything else settled is very important for the family to be settled as it is part of the grieving process. The more IT drags out, more longer the grief is acute. Prays for you and your family and harmony.

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Hi, mcradloff,
Maybe, just maybe things will get better
In 2021 we will have a tombstone,
ball players will play on the Field of Dreams
Kids will play in the Mall of America
Black people will get respect
And these masks will be just a bad memory

There is so much work to be done and so much time needed to recover from great losses, both personal and societal. Your poem is such a powerful write that captures the challenges and emotions of it all. Thank you for sharing.

My condolences to you and your family. During the pandemic, I have begun the practice of walking in a nearby cemetery, less populated by fellow walkers. With or without a tombstone, your father's burial place is a sacred one where you can visit and reflect. In deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad.
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