Dear Ancestor

        Submitted by a family member of someone in the TSH cemeteries.                            

         DEAR   ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest,

  Neglected and alone.

    The name and date are chiseled out

On polished marbled stone.


   It reaches out to all who care;

It is too late to mourn.

   You did not know that I exist

You died before I was born.

   Yet each of us are cells of you

   In flesh, in blood, in bone.

    Our hearts contract and beat a pulse

Entirely not our own.


   Dear Ancestor, the place  you filled

  So many years ago

Spreads out among the ones you left

Who would have loved you so.


   I wonder if you lived and loved;

  I wonder if you knew

That someday I would find this spot

And come to visit you ?



  –Author Unknown –