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A Known Grave

copyright 2017 Two small graves, side by side, Alone amid the woods, Small crosses with painted names, All that marks whose final place This small patch of ground has become. So many dead had no graves, Their bodies left amid … Continue reading

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Loyalties – The Grand Ballroom

copyright 2017 Susan had hardly ever gone inside the Grand Ballroom, as her aunt called the large salon off of her dining room. Once in a while, she had gone in there to dust when she was helping Ramona with … Continue reading

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Blizzard Born

copyright 2016 It was a long night of waiting, Winter winds howling through the woods, Snow drifting up the door, And to just below the window’s ledge. They could not get outside, Except through that window, And when he had … Continue reading

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Let the Snow Fall

copyright 2016 The wind howled and shook the flimsy tent walls As the cold of winter gripped at her, No matter how many blankets and coats, No matter how tightly she wrapped them, Warmth was a faint and long-ago dream. … Continue reading

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Meditations by a Grave

copyright 2016 I stand beside your grave today, Only a wooden cross to mark it, Amid many more, small and large, In the woods away from all we know. I fought for you, but I bury you instead. I stand … Continue reading

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Loyalties – Part 3

copyright 2016 Click Here for Part 1 & Part 2 Martha had been feeding Annie on the cabin’s front porch, rocking gently back and forth in the warm spring air. Aunt Julietta and Susan had brought the table outside to … Continue reading

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