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Free Verse Poem Fingers of the Dead

“Free Verse Poem Fingers of the Dead,” everything has history, everything has a story.

In, “Free Verse Poem Fingers of the Dead,” they walked upon planks of yesterday, laughter rose among the crashing waves. Ships fill with passengers wanting to create memories for the future. Luggage in hand with kisses of goodbye. They set sail.


image of free verse poem fingers of the dead

Free Verse Poem Fingers of the Dead

I wait for the lapping, the little licks of
ocean meeting sand,
ocean meeting the shore,
scraping— granules back somewhere.

Barefoot. I watch the sun give up its last breath.

They stand there, from yesterday, upright pillars of existence,
now just fingers of the dead.

Shadow extensions of stories.

One day I won’t see them.

©Linda J. Wolff (Google), and “Free Verse Poem New Rain.”



What is a Free Verse Poem? Typically, free verse is a patterned through speech rather than a meter. Further, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Such as, visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.


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