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    Going To Graves

    by David Knape
    We go to graves to see the names
    Upon the tombstones chiseled plain
    To find the loved ones who we must
    Fondly remember, a part of us

    We go to graves to kneel at plots
    Remembering things so soon forgot
    We bow our heads and say a prayer
    So many memories buried there

    We go to graves to bend a knee
    To see the photos of deceased
    So young and vibrant they once were
    Their likeness cause hearts to stir

    We go to graves to say amen
    To all the things remembered when
    There was such joy in family, friends
    Those times will never come again

    We go to graves to tell our folks
    The love we had but seldom spoke
    And that we miss them more than we
    Could ever say, quite honestly

    We go to graves, down rows we walk
    To find forebears, if stones could talk
    What stories we would hear from them
    Their voices echo in the wind

    We go to graves to feel the sense
    Of being with them, once again
    Of having one more memory
    Kept in our hearts eternally

    We go to graves to find the thing
    That's missing in the lives we lead
    And in the end, if truth we tell
    We go to graves to find ourselves.



    © d.knape

    October 7, 2012

    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape Related Topics: Texas Cemeteries | Grave Thoughts

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