General Poetry posted March 24, 2019

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To Take Our Leave

by Mrs. KT


Clearly, our time is now done here
Here, on these acres just sold
Sold to others where our mem’ries
Mem’ries were so laughingly told...
Told new owners want their own mark;
Mark what I now have to say:
Say that we must never go back
Back to where our knees learned to pray
Pray hard that these folks, too, will love
Love what we built and planted
Planted with few tears while toiling
Toiling side by side; health granted...
Granted…all will change, be removed
Removed from our vision dearly
Dearly we will grieve, but treasure
Treasure all we once loved, clearly…


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"This is man, who, if he can remember ten golden moments of joy and happiness out of all his years, ten moments unmarked by care, unseamed by aches or itches, has power to lift himself with his expiring breath and say: "I have lived upon this earth and known glory!"
Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again
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