Family Memory – a Prayer

How quiet is the lonely wood
where ‘midst these markers lay –
How lonely are the steps between
the graves of those I walk today –
How peaceful is the summer corn
around this church’s graveyard stands.
How steadfast this emotion seems
When pen’d from living hands –

At rest and peace I find thee,
silent ‘neath the clustered trees –
With truth and love I bless thee,
while praying from my knees!

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Filed under Family, History, Memory, Poetry

6 responses to “Family Memory – a Prayer

  1. Matrone Bell

    Everything you write is so very beautiful.

  2. Patricia Tomnay

    Jay, I love this one.  I know exactly how that feels (remember walking through the graveyard in Clinton – the old one on a hill with lots of trees – with Mom?)   I will send this one on to my friend.   Thanks.  Pat

    Pat Tomnay Palm Coast, Florida 32137 386-447-3570

    >________________________________ > From: jaybluepoems >To: tomnayp@bellsouth.net >Sent: Monday, August 12, 2013 10:14 PM >Subject: [New post] Family Memory – a Prayer > > > WordPress.com >jaybluepoems posted: “How quiet is the lonely wood where ‘midst these markers lay – How lonely are the steps between the graves of those I walk today – How peaceful is the summer corn around this church’s graveyard stands. How steadfast this emotion seems When pen’d f” >

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