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    I AM THE GHOST OF AMMANNSVILLE

    by David Knape

    I am the ghost
    of Ammannsville
    I lived here once
    I live here still

    I wander through
    the church and hall
    Wondering what
    became of all

    The folks who used
    to be my friends
    Who loved to sing and dance
    but then

    The world came knocking
    on the door
    and changed our lives
    forevermore

    It was alluring
    changed our ways
    Made folks want to
    move away

    It was our time
    it was our place
    Too soon it passed
    too slow the pace

    So now I haunt
    what bits are saved
    The church, the cross,
    these hallowed graves

    You feel my touch
    in evening's breeze
    You hear me beckon
    through the trees

    I am the end
    of what once was
    My lonely call is all
    because

    I am the ghost
    of Ammannsville
    I loved this place
    I love it still.

    © d.knape

    August 14, 2012
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
    See Ammannsville, Texas

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