The Graduate Review

Note on the Author

Saide is an immigrant who survived the Lebanese Civil War as a child. Growing up in the aftermath of that war still affects everything she does as a writer. She holds a master’s degree from Bridgewater State University and is applying for PhD programs in Irish Studies in Europe under the mentorship of Dr. Ellen Scheible. Saide is an adjunct professor at BSU as well as a managing editor for The Undergraduate Review. She wrote this graveyard poem under the advisory of Dr. Elizabeth Veisz. This poem is dedicated to Saide’s childhood friend, Rami. Rami died at the age of 16 in a motorcycle accident and this poem describes his funeral. His was the first funeral Saide attended, opening a long and curious relationship between her and death.