Friday, September 12, 2014

Pic Today 9/12/14







FARM TOWN'S
HALLOWED MEMORIES

The gravestones in this rural farmland
cemetery hold the history of
its settlers, including
its fallen heroes.

Fewer than a hundred markers,
some too faint to read . . .
including an 18th century volunteer
who fought the war of 1812,
surviving to live 86 years . . .
a young soldier who died in
World War I, but brought back
to be buried in this Missouri farm field . . .

and young Sarah Minerva,
who died too young, at 17,
with a gravestone much larger
than life.

Lives, stories, memories.
Preserved in this quiet farm field
with its town long gone.

2 comments:

  1. Cemeteries fascinate me.. though sad and solemn they speak for those who lived in days gone by. Lovely post.

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