October 31, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Cristina Gottardi photo



Mario Vitale



The Cemetery



Like monasteries of old, you,

lie perched on a hillside near the village

You are mysterious, somber and silent

yet there are no huge carved


Wooden doors flung open wide

to welcome weary travelers,

And you offer no bowl of soup

made from scraps garnered by begging friars


Your guests have no need of nourishment, only rest

I walk among your grey marble stones

to find names of neighbors, friends and family

I long to talk with them, see them, touch them


To share precious memories

You give me only cold statistics

born, died, father, child & wife

I cry in agony


You saints in this holy hospice

Can you not join me in a prayer,

a hymn or a final plea

One day I shall accept your hospitality


For I too will be in need of rest

I shall enter the open grave

like your soundless monks

Understand the mystery perpetrate the somberness maintains the silence








When at night I close my eyes,

to think all the days gone by,

to feel again those passions past,

and feeble joy that never lasts,


I’m always drawn to thoughts of you, my only love my Cynthia

I think I found you in a dream,

the night I pressed beyond the seam,

where fantasy and reality meet


in summer mist so soft and sweet,

But you were all I ever felt, my deepest love, my Cynthia

But dreams just last within the night, when morning came,

Her soul took flight


I awake to find Her never there

She passes like the misty air

To leave me longing and alone, my painful love,

my Cynthia


Enigma love you swell the heart,

to crush the same when lovers part

But whether love and joy you bring

or bitter pain and Death’s cold sting


I plead you come to me again, my final love,

My Cynthia






Mario Vitale

Mario Vitale is a poet with over 1,000 poems towards his credit platform. He was born in Bristol, Ct and has developed a skill for writing poetry in the free verse form. He has been featured on Hubpages.com, Starlitecafe.com & Poetry soup. He lives with his elderly mother Ann Soulier in Wolcott, Ct. and currently has written well over 1,000 poems & 2 short stories toward credit platform.

Vitale has hooked the poetic world by storm being featured on Google, Yahoo & MSN. He looks up to contemporaries in the poetry industry such as John Ashbery & Major Jackson. He has been a favorite featured poet reader at Barnes & Noble in Waterbury, Ct. and also featured on such sites as Poetry soup, Writer’s café & Neo Poet.

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