Thursday, September 10, 2009

Simply Jacob

A view of Mt. Jacob Cemetery in West Gloucester with poetry by Peter A. Todd.

Jacob's Resting
written by Peter A. Todd

In fields of somber stones
There lies West Gloucester heritage
For it is their wisdom we must atone
For all the hidden beauty to find
Such as the animals of God's kingdom
The natural caress of love defined
West Gloucester and its secrets
Not even in Library books to see
Stories both true and fable
Of the men and women that kept us free
Stones now imbedded in earth
To mark each resting place
Names once etched yet now erased
Only the memory in the loved to search

Simply Jacob


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