Ancestor poem

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Ancestor poem

Post by fortyseven » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:13 pm

A little poem for everyone.

"Dear Ancestor"
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiselled out On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who cares
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I existed
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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Re: Ancestor poem

Post by joette » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:38 pm

Thanks for sharing that.
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Re: Ancestor poem

Post by emamc » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:51 pm

Thanks, that put into words exactly what I was feeling standing at the grave of my GGGrandfather.
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