Dear Ancestor

Published October 31, 2015 by etain1

Tis the season when the veil is thin – be sure to give thanks to the ones that have gone on before you.


Dear Ancestor

 Your tombstone stands among the rest;

Neglected and alone

 The name and date are chiseled out,

On polished, marbled stone

 It reaches out to all who care,

It is too late to mourn

 You did not know that I’d exist,

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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