Motivational Monday: Grave Markers


More than names and dates

Our ancestral lineage lives on

Through stories, memories,

And mementos treasured through generations


Plots of land mark those who’ve passed on

People loved, despised, or a blend of the two

They made an impact, yet

Has the effect withstood the test of time


Debate remains over religious and spiritual significance

Of what happens when death meets life

Does our belief in what happened to the spirit of others

Affect our actions and the lessons we can learn from those who came before


Tears fill the eyes while we talk to an etched gravestone

Our emotions, regrets, and hopes overflowing to the energy around us

Do we talk to be heard

Or to hear ourselves more clearly


We can choose to keep moving forward

Even when overwhelmed with the past

In telling the stories of those long since gone

We open our hearts and minds to live more fully.

Published by Kelly Deeny

I am a writer, singer, jewelry designer, and theatre enthusiast. I use various forms of artistic expression for personal reflection, community discussion and creative inspiration. My premiere novel encapsulates all of the above. Follow along on my journey towards an artistic career!

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