Forgotten

A grassy space

White cedars arching their branches

Quiet place

People forgotten.

Once called insane

Shunned from society

Death didn’t end pain

Of neglect and abandonment.

Years have passed

A chance of reawakening

Souls at last

Being remembered.

Speak the name

Remember the history

No more shame

Honor restored.

Toledo State Hospital Cemetery Reclamation Project

Jane A. Weber

November 30, 2006