Carved in Stone

rocky spring cemetery april 28

 

Walking through the cemetery

glancing at stone of old

bravery in each stone

stories to be told

 

One tells of a child

who died at birth

a family’s anguish

sorrow not deterred

 

Another stone of a soldier

who fought in a war

decorated for bravery

valiant to the core

 

Other stones marked

by those who died in an epidemic

sorrow spared no one

the horror was systemic

 

Some stones tell

of a life well lived

 the privilege of old age

with plenty to give

 

My soul reflects

on these stones in the sun

hoping to live a story

of a life well done

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

 

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