Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE UNSPOKEN, by ANNE MILLAY BREMER

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THE UNSPOKEN, by                
First Line: Buried deep it lies
Last Line: See the smiling mask that each one wears.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones

BURIED deep it lies,
A metal bell with a hollow sound,
Deep down in the ground.

Scanning the skies
For stars to wear
As moondust in our hair,
We walk around.
With simulated glee each goes,
Peering for tiny flowers of rose
Spangled on the ground.

So carefully covered, hidden it lies,
This metal bell of hollow sound;
With finger on lips, we move around;
For no one dares, oh, no one dares—
See the smiling mask that each one wears.

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