Before I review your poem I want to thank you for entering I also want to say that I love your poetry, and hope you will continue to be a part of this contest .
The title is strong, and paired with the first two couplets of the poem makes a very strong opening for the poem.
2. Poetry Devices
For the most part I found no problem with the scansion. There were a couple of places where the flow was not as smooth as it could be in a couple of places as well. The rhythm was consistent throughout the poem in large part due to your choice of words and your choice of punctuation. Your use of imagery, scattered alliteration, This is a rhyming Free Style poem written in stand alone couplets. As a Free Verse poem, no set meter is required. Taking this into consideration, everything worked quite well together in this poem. The way this poem is written allows your unique voice shine through to make this a strong poem.
Your choice of words is consistent, seems to be correct, and makes the poem a pleasure to read, and helps to make this a strong poem. Diction is consistent. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct, and I found no errors. Placement on the page is correct.
"I will come again, for a second time, He smiled and shook his head, These couplets make a very strong ending for this poem. As to the prompt, this would be one aspect of the whole. Good job.
and from the graves and from the sea, I will raise the honored dead.
So keep your faith, and spread My love, and I will mark you on My list,
and on that day when I return, you'll live in eternal bliss."
Over all, this is a strong poem. I on;y found a few places that could use some tightening. You do write with the intent of show don't tell, and have done a good job with that. Remember, these are simply my observations and suggestions, use them or lose them as you see fit. Whatever you do...Keep on Writing!