Graveyard Song


Dry bones, bleached bones, pearly white

Shies away from heav’ly light

Laughs and scorns the angels flight

Dry bones smiling, embrace the night.


Dry bones, burnt bones, glowing red

Remem’bring once when life’s feet fled

Fiery furnaces await the dead

Dry bones frown where other bones bled.


Dry bones, blind bones, milky blue

Never loved the tried and true

Empty eyes raised to the moon

Where dry bones sing their lonely tune.



I wrote this poem for my Creative Writing class my senior year of high school. I really liked the structure and the rhyme pattern in this piece, and I hope others do to! :)

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