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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